October 29

There are no solitary male gorillas. Sooner or later, female gorillas gather at the sites of attractive males. Things start getting competitive between them and it’s really bad for the females. So I wonder if it would be more advantageous for the females to seek out less attractive males. If there was only one female, the male would devote all his efforts towards her. He’d cater to her needs. He’s change himself to be a good partner to her. That would be better.

-Juichi Yamagiwa, “Talking Gorillas In The Year Of The Monkey