Big bottoms aren’t everything to male baboons

20 abril 2015

While the female baboon’s big red bottom may be an eyesore to some, it has an aphrodisiac effect on her mates. Biologists have long thought that baboon males prefer females with bigger backsides as the mark of a good mother, but a new study reveals that the size of a female’s swollen rump doesn’t matter as much as previously thought.