Featured article: Mixed messages in bonobo mating

C. Deimel/LKBP

The sexual swellings of wild female bonobo chimps are a dishonest signal of their ability to conceive, not being correlated to the actual timing of ovulation, potentially preventing males from engaging in the aggressive mate-guarding seen in common chimpanzees.

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