Like a lot of punkeys, it comes as no surprise the male chimps are big babies. The Telegraph explains:

They hunt, jockey for high status and show form alliances to wage wars on rival groups.

But adult male chimpanzees are really mummy’s boys who do not like to stray far from home when they are alone, according to a new study.

Sometimes they even put eating at home above the desire for sex, the report published in the journal Current Biology claims.

Well, who hasn’t put a good filet mignon before a little nookie? Hey! Don’t judge me.

The study concludes that when adult males are alone, they tend to follow in their mother’s footsteps, spending their days in the same familiar haunts where they grew up.

“Like females, male chimpanzees have distinct core areas in which they forage alone and to which they show levels of site fidelity equal to those of females,” said Prof Anne Pusey of the University of Minnesota.

Moreover, males remain faithful to the area in which they grew up with their mother, even 20 years after she has died.

“Even alpha males, who could presumably compete successfully to forage in the most productive areas, instead continue to forage in the areas in which they grew up, even in cases where this area is of poor quality.”

We all have those friends, who still live in the same small town they grew up in, wondering why their lives aren’t much different than their parents. Yeah. They’re chimps.

Have a banana!
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