Male Mating Interest Varies with Female Fecundity in Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii of Kanyawara, Kibale National Park

@article{Thompson2008MaleMI,
  title={Male Mating Interest Varies with Female Fecundity in Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii of Kanyawara, Kibale National Park},
  author={Melissa Emery Thompson and Richard W. Wrangham},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29},
  pages={885-905}
}
Female chimpanzees mate promiscuously during a period of extended receptivity marked by prominent sexual swelling. Recent studies of wild chimpanzees indicate that subtle variations in swelling size could act as a reliable cue of female fertilization potential both within and between cycles (Emery and Whitten Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54, 340–351, 2003; Deschner et al. Hormones and Behavior, 46, 204–215, 2004). Copulation rates increase during the periovulatory period and during… CONTINUE READING