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2009-06-17 07:45:00

Some male and female baboons engage in strictly platonic, sexless relationships.  Male companionship comes in handy to females and their infants, as other baboons tend to pester less when female company is shared by their favorite male buddy.  However, it remains a mind-boggling topic for scientists to understand why the males opt to be platonic friends.  BBC News gave account to the study that explores baboon relationships, which was published in Behavioral Sociobiology and...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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