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Chimps have gold diggers too

Forbidden fruitchimpanzee.jpg Pilfered fruit brazenly plucked under the farmer’s gaze may be the secret to stolen love, at least for wild male chimpanzees and their consorts, British researchers said on Tuesday.Wild chimps in West Africa pinch fruits from local farms to impress the lady chimps, and it seems to pay off, said Dr. Kimberley Hockings of the University of Stirling’s department of psychology.”The adult male who shared most with this female engaged in more consortships with her and received more grooming from her than the other adult males, even the alpha male,” said Hockings, whose study appears in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS One.

September 12, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Chimps have gold diggers too