Female Chimps Have Sex With Males That Bring The Meat

Posted by on December 23rd, 2010


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]

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