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NATURE | What Females Want and Males Will Do | Chewbacca

Duration: 02:27

www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/female... In Part One of "What Females Want and Males Will Do," NATURE follows biologist Chadden Hunter, as he observes a troop of geladas, close cousins of baboons. He found that in gelada society the females make all the decisions about mating, even though the males are twice their size.

The top "family male," Chewbacca, must always stay on top of his game. The eligible bachelors below him in rank are searching for his weaknesses. If they challenge Chewbacca and win, the females of the troop might just depose him in favor of another male. Part of the 26th season of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York for PBS, "What Females Want and Males Will Do" premieres over two Sundays, April 6 and 13, at 8 p.m. (check local listings). Major support provided by Canon U.S.A. Inc., Toyota, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/female...

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Post Date: March 30, 2008