Male Chimpanzees can Attack Females during Mating Process: Study

November 15, 2014 8:39 AM

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Male Chimpanzees can Attack Females during Mating Process: Study

Researchers were studying the mating process of chimpanzees in Kibale National Park in Uganda. While carrying out the study, the researchers stated that male chimpanzees can attack females during this process and sometimes injuries can prove fatal.

The attacks are carried out as a sexual coercion carried out by male chimpanzees on females. Ian Gilby, from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Arizona State University, said that this type of violent behaviour was quite effective in high-ranking animals in the chimpanzee hierarchy.

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