10 Facts About Alpha male


For example, in a herd of feral goats it is a large Alpha male that is dominant and maintains discipline and coherence of the flock.

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Alpha male leads the group but shares leadership on a foraging expedition with a mature she-goat who will normally outlast a succession of dominant males.

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These opportunities available to subordinates reduce the likelihood of a challenge to the dominant Alpha male: mating is no longer an all-or-nothing game and the sharing is enough to placate most subordinates.

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Amongst rhesus macaques, higher ranking males sired more offspring, though the alpha male was never the one to sire the most offspring, with that instead being a high-ranking but not top male.

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The complex relationship between rank and reproduction in this species is likely explained by the fact that rhesus macaques queue, rather than fight, for dominance, meaning that the alpha male is not necessarily the strongest or most attractive male.

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The dominant feAlpha male produces all or almost all of the offspring in the living group, and the dominant Alpha male has first access to her during her oestrus period.

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Burying beetles, which have a social order involving one dominant Alpha male controlling most access to mates, display a behavior known as sneak copulation.

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Adult feAlpha male lemurs have increased concentrations of androgens when they transition from non-breeding to breeding seasons, increasing feAlpha male aggression.

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Therefore, if during the winter aggregate, the feAlpha male is able to obtain greater access to food, the feAlpha male could thus reach a dominant position.

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FeAlpha male bats have a somewhat fluid social structure, in which rank is not strongly enforced.

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