Order 10545 Understanding the Sexual Behavior in Primates

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Understanding the Sexual Behavior in Primates There are about 8.7 million species of animals in the world and one of the many things that can distinguish one animal from the other is their physical characteristics and behaviors. Best example is the comparison between Pan paniscus or bonobos and Pan troglodytes or chimpanzees which both make up the genus Pan. Considering their physical characteristics, bonobos have smaller head above their narrow shoulders and have more slender physical attributes compared to chimpanzees but the chimpanzees are more intelligent which is evident to their wide array of strategies in obtaining their foods (Waals). However, their unusual sexual behaviors can thoroughly discriminate one from the other. When female bonobos and chimpanzees are at their peak of their sexual receptivity, the latter’s anogenital or the area around the anus and the genital swells while the former’s genital exhibits pink swelling (“Bonobos”; “Chimpanzee”). In female bonobos, first menstruation occurs
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