Cross-cultural research suggests that men generally prefer to hook up with younger women. The same does not appear to hold true for chimpanzees. A new study finds that the males of that species go for older females in a big way. Chimp researchers have long suspected that the animals prefer older females as mates. For example, Jane Goodall, who spent nearly half a century studying the chimps at Gombe, Tanzania, noted that some males were extremely attracted to older females.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Chimp Mothers Make Better Lovers
I recently read an interesting article on why male chimpanzees prefer older chimpanzee mothers over their younger counterparts.