This is a story that immediately suggests the relationship might be tested on other animals.

Alaska study finds female moose manipulate males to fight. Science News Daily

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan's Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of "Hiking Idaho." He also wrote "Beyond the Tetons" and "Backpacking Wyoming's Teton and Washakie Wilderness." He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

3 Responses to Alaska study finds female moose manipulate males to fight

  1. PointsWest says:

    It is certainly true in the humans species!

  2. Jeff says:

    You beat me to it! Next will be a study confirming males enjoy sex—whether it be moose or man

  3. Well I am glad to see that natural selection is working for at least one species. . if only humans would be more selective in producing offspring!


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