Drive to Impress Females Pushes Males Toward Early Graves | LinkedIn

Drive to Impress Females Pushes Males Toward Early Graves | LinkedIn.

While the findings do support an evolutionary trend toward sacrificing long-term health for short-term benefit, “Another possibility is that there’s more than one way to have a successful reproductive life, by playing either the short or the long game,” said Preston. “It’s possible that less gaudy males enjoy more limited reproductive success but do so over a longer period of time.”

Reproductive imperatives and metabolic consequences might follow the same rules in Houbara bustards as in humans, among whom female life expectancy tends to be significantly longer.

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