Fighting like an animal doesn’t always mean a duel to the death

Conflict resolution involves posturing, cost-benefit analyses, and sometimes high-stakes slaying

gemsbok fighting

FIGHT CLUB  Extravagant headgear on male animals like these gemsbok in Namibia’s Etosha National Park can give species a ferocious look. But bulked-up adversaries may be far from nature’s most routinely lethal fighters.

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