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Why are some monkey's butts red?

Asked by tablack01 (310points) September 15th, 2010

I see monkeys with red butts. Why?

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It’s a secondary sexual characteristic and helps to attract mates (and not just their butts). In chimpanzees, the anogenital swelling and coloration of females indicates breeding status.

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weeveeship's avatar

I don’t know, but baboons have very red butts.

I guess it’s just genetics.

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