Reproductive strategies of the orang-utan: New data and a reconsideration of existing sociosexual models

@article{Schrmann2007ReproductiveSO,
  title={Reproductive strategies of the orang-utan: New data and a reconsideration of existing sociosexual models},
  author={C. Sch{\"u}rmann and J. V. Hooff},
  journal={International Journal of Primatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={265-287}
}
Recent field data indicate that MacKinnon’s model of the orang-utan’s sexual and agonistic activity needs to be revised. In this model, male reproductive activity is concentrated in an extended phase of subadulthood and in early adulthood. According to this model, the role of older adult males is primarily that of range guardian, and in that role they would ensure that the offspring they had generated earlier would have safe access to food resources. This study presents cases suggesting that… Expand

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