Male chimpanzees show aggression over female to have more babies

November 15, 2014 9:16 AM

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Male chimpanzees show aggression over female to have more babies

A new study shows that sexual violence is not just common among humans, but among chimps too. Scientists have discovered that male chimps get violent towards the females for a sexual coercion. Researchers from Arizona State conducted a research in the field and noticed how the male chimpanzees impregnate the female ones. Even females look out for violent males during mating season.

“This signifies that males, particularly those of high rank, effectively use a technique of long-term sexual bullying,” says Ian Gilby, an assistant professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Research affiliate with the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University. Th...

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