Press Release: Male violence leads to higher mating success in a baboon society

In an article published in Current Biology, IAST researcher Alice Baniel and co-authors Guy Cowlishaw (Zoological Society of London, UK) and Elise Huchard (CNRS, Montpellier, France) hint that male baboons attack particular females regularly in the weeks preceding ovulation to increase their chances to mate with them, which can be seen as a form of long-term sexual intimidation.

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