Latest Monogamous pairing in animals Stories
While natural selection suggests having a greater number of partners and a genetically diverse group of offspring would be most beneficial, some creatures still opt to settle down with a single partner to raise a family. This is a theory as to why.
The evolution of monogamy among male mammals appears to have been triggered by the threat of infants being killed by unrelated males, researchers reported on Monday in the journal PNAS.
Chest-thumping and grunting alpha males, a study suggests, may be losing the battle for preferable females to males who can demonstrate caregiving and the ability to provide for a family.