Competition and Aggression

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Competition and Aggression Aggressive Displays are rare when they do occur, not meant to hurt Male Contest Behavior and Sexual Selection Chimpanzee charging display-piloerection Problems in Animal Contest Cost of fighting is higher than the cost of displaying, which is why displays are much more common Fights(decisions to fight are made) When the value of the contested resource varies between opponents
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Unformatted text preview: Weaker male will fight because he has more to lose Territorial Conflict Howler Monkeys chorus to warn each other, less costly than actually fighting Factors Influencing Territoriality include; Resource quality-clumped/scrambled, resource distribution in space and time 3. Competitions for resources...
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