Chimps swap meat for sex

| 08/04/2009

(BBC): Chimpanzees enter into "deals" whereby they exchange meat for sex, according to researchers. Male chimps that are willing to share the proceeds of their hunting expeditions mate twice as often as their more selfish counterparts. This is a long-term exchange, so males continue to share their catch with females when they are not fertile, copulating with them when they are. Cristina Gomes and her colleagues, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, studied chimps in the Tai Forest reserve in Ivory Coast.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    More proof of evolution if you ask me.

    Men have been providing food in return for sex for centuries!  It’s only when the female chimps start demanding expensive shoes, jewellery and clothes that we’ll accept them as equals though.

  2. Yo Mamma says:

    Evolution is a lie. Only God can give us meat for sex.