"It could be a way for them to show their rank or it may simply be an alternative mating strategy
in terms of transferring to a new group to gain mating opportunities," says Walker-Bolton, who also served as a consultant on the IMAX film Island of Lemurs Madagascar.
Apparently the male horned dung beetle evolved its super strength as a mating strategy
- which conjures up several bizarre images.
The findings suggested that this mating strategy
has a long history in primates, including humans, and may be widespread across social mammals--especially when males of a species are typically larger than females.
This short-term mating strategy
highlights shifts in preferences that highlight increased genetic fitness.
One possible solution is a reciprocal mating strategy
. If both partners assume both roles, then they take on the same costs and benefits, alleviating potential conflict (Sella, 1988).
In other words, by the time a buck is 2 1/2 years old, his mating strategy
is similar to the more mature bucks.
Joy travels to New Zealand to uncover the dusky dolphins' mating strategy
, while Mark travels to Mexico to find out why whales swim so far to mate.
DOLPHINS: BORN IN THE WILD Channel 4, 8pm Joy Reidenberg heads to New Zealand to uncover the mating strategy
of dusky dolphins, and shows how marine mammals such as the harbour porpoise have evolved to reproduce in the ocean.
Our observations demonstrate that, in addition to polygyny (Peak et al., 2010), cooperative breeding is an alternative mating strategy
for golden-cheeked warblers.
Bernard also shows interest in long-term commitment, a mating strategy
definitively discouraged by his culture but activated in him, presumably, by his poor success rate with short-term tactics.
In CD, like CY and CL, the same mating strategy
has been in place since 2004, and the corresponding inbreeding was also observed to decrease (Figure 5).
The dark triad: Facilitating a short-term mating strategy