Female tactics to reduce sexual harassment in the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelii)

@article{Fox2002FemaleTT,
  title={Female tactics to reduce sexual harassment in the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus abelii)},
  author={Elizabeth A. Fox},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={52},
  pages={93-101}
}
  • E. Fox
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Abstract. Orangutan males demonstrate intrasexual dimorphism with corresponding alternative mating strategies. Sexual harassment is the predominant feature of the mating strategy that subadult males pursue. This study investigated the countertactics that females employ to reduce sexual harassment by subadult males. I observed 207 copulations during more than 9,000 h of focal follows of wild Sumatran orangutans at the Suaq Balimbing Research Station over a 23-month period. Rates of copulations… 

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