Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites

By Richard Kemeny According to much of the scientific literature, dominance in social animals goes hand-in-hand with healthier lives. Yet leaders of the pack might not be healthier in all aspects, and according to a study published last week (February 26) in Scientific Reports, they are more at risk of parasite infection. “While high-ranking animalsContinue reading “Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites”