Peter Griffin posted in Adelie penguin • courtship • Dianne Brunton • Emma Marks • fat • mating • penguin • University of Auckland on July 14th, 2010.
Female penguins in some species are more likely to choose fatter mates, according to researchers from Auckland University. In fact, Adelie penguins use calls to tell prospective mates how fat they are and what kind of father they’d make – the fatter, the better. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The courtship calls told females […]
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