Female mammals resort to promiscuity to save offspring

November 16, 2014 1:38 PM

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A new study has found that some female mammals resort to promiscuity in order to keep their offspring safe.

The strategy is adopted by some mammals because infanticide by males is seen in many mammal species. According to researchers, when a rival male seize control of a group, he prefer to kill the infants of previously dominant males to render the females "sexually receptive" again and sire his own offs...

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