Female Mongooses Start Wars to Mate With Rival Males

Female Mongooses Start Wars to Mate With Rival Males
(Dave Seager/Banded Mongoose Research Project via AP)

Female banded mongooses lead their groups into conflicts with rivals so that they can mate with males from neighbouring territories during battle, while males in their own groups are distracted.

Michael Cant at the University of Exeter in the UK, and his colleagues have been studying groups of wild mongooses in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda for the last 25 years.

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