Baboons fall prey to domestic violence

 作者:汝阃赋     |      日期:2019-03-07 04:18:11
FEMALE hamadryas baboons may be vulnerable to a form of domestic violence from which they feel unable to escape. Studies suggest that gene flow through populations of the baboons (Papio hamadryas) in north-east Africa is mainly through females – even though males keep tight control of them and punish wanderers. Biologists think that females move when they are abducted by another male – but only now have they observed such abductions. Mathew Pines at the Filoha Hamadryas Project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, witnessed three abductions. Each time,