Ape society: trading favours

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Abstract

An alpha-male chimpanzee allots mating opportunities with receptive females in return for support from potential competitors. Although ubiquitous among humans and apparently rare among animals, exchange of one currency for another - in this case sex for power - may not be cognitively demanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R775-R776
Number of pages2
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume17
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2007

Keywords

  • SUPPORT

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