Monogamy

Lily Buescher

Blog Response 2-9-14

Currently, reasons for monogamy are theorized to be: the need for greater nutrition or provisions of resources for the offspring or female mate, prompting greater paternal care which is best given through monogamy: the best way to ensure (for the father) that the offspring is genetically their own. Greater need for resources may have prompted monogamy in species whose primary food source is rare, such as certain primates whose diets consist mainly of fruit, or

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