Oct 092014
 

Female chimps stressed

Aggressive tactics of male chimps could put a damper on female chimps’ chances to conceive, a new study has found.

For female chimpanzees, being around too many rowdy males is disadvantageous when foraging for food, an effect that can ultimately interfere with her reproductive ability, researchers found.

Female chimpanzees have an exceedingly slow reproductive schedule, and only give birth every five to seven years.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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