China: Dry years produce more females

Cosmos: During the drier years, wild monkeys in China have more female babies than male, revealing how climate change might affect primates, said Chinese researchers. Jiqi Lu from Zhengzhou University has been studying the group of wild rhesus macaques – a short-tailed old world monkey – for seven years and presented his observations on changing sex ratios at a recent Chinese Academy of Sciences meeting on climate change held in Kunming, China. "We have found a relationship whereby in drier years more......

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