This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.


← Infanticide in higher mammals

Neodarwinian's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by Neodarwinian

@ nick keighley

No male lion needs to clone himself when all he has to do is kill the cubs of another male lion. I thought it too obvious to mention the 50-% constant female contribution to the genetic mix.

Some male lions will reign longer than others and the longer rulers will have the greater amount of descendents, while some male lions may have no descendents as their first and only born will be victims of infanticide.

No female input needs be considered here and that was the point. No cloning needed, just this sexual selective technique.

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 20:28:00 UTC | #948470