Female Chimps Have Sex With Males That Bring The Meat

Posted by Editor on December 23rd, 2010

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New evidence suggests that female chimps in the wild copulate more often with males who share their meat with them on a regular basis. This validates a long held belief that the “meat-for-sex” trade is a key building block in both chimpanzee and early human hunter-gatherer societies.

We are sure there is a Christmas parable in here somewhere. Thanks to WT reader Dan Wheeler for sending this along.

[Science Daily]

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    So, basically, it’s a give me meat, and I’ll take your meat kinda thing.