A preference to bond? Male prairie voles form pair bonds even in the presence of multiple receptive females.

@article{Blocker2016APT,
  title={A preference to bond? Male prairie voles form pair bonds even in the presence of multiple receptive females.},
  author={Tomica D. Blocker and Alexander G Ophir},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={2016},
  volume={122},
  pages={89-97}
}
Pair bonds are the cornerstone of a monogamous relationship. When individuals of the same species engage in monogamy and promiscuity (i.e. alternative reproductive tactics) it can be difficult to determine which tactic confers greater fitness, as measures of fitness can be difficult to ascertain. However, in these circumstances, whether animals preferentially establish pair bonds can reveal decisions that presumably reflect the animals' assessment of how to best maximize reproductive success… CONTINUE READING
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