Reproductive Tactics of Male Savanna Baboons

  title={Reproductive Tactics of Male Savanna Baboons},
  author={R. No{\"e} and Albertha A. Sluijter},
  • R. Noë, Albertha A. Sluijter
  • Published 1990
  • Biology
  • Behaviour
  • The strongly related parameters rank, age and period-of-residence determine which reproductive tactics a savanna baboon male will use primarily. Baboon males go through the following phases with respect to the use of mating tactics, as they are longer in the group and thus grow older and, as a rule, drop in rank: Phase 1. Peripheral, relatively little social contact, low mating success, building up of a social bond with a few females. Phase 2. High mating success, based on individual fighting… CONTINUE READING
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