Chimps steal papayas to impress potential mates

Male chimpanzees will risk serious injury to provide females with the “forbidden fruit” that they crave, reveals a study of chimps in western Africa.

The males advertise their prowess and impress potential mates by stealing papaya from local farms, researchers found.

15:15 12 September 2007 NewScientist.com news service Roxanne Khamsi

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