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.
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.

3 comments:

BBLogan said...

The little smarties.
**wink**
Clock was telling me about this article over the weekend.
Nice.

Monkey Bob said...

Interesting! Perhaps chimps are MORE evolved than we are. With your premission, I am going to feature this story on my blog, and link it to you.

CHEZ BEZ said...

Permission granted. ;)

Thanks for the comment. Perusing your blog now. I like it.