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Forget everything you thought you knew about female animals

Female lions are one of many species we've gotten all wrong, according to Cooke.
Female lions are one of many species we've gotten all wrong, according to Cooke.

Submissive. Chaste. Monogamous.

That’s how evolutionary biologists have classified female animals for centuries — dating back to Darwin and Aristotle.

Zoologist Lucy Cooke says they’ve got it all wrong.

From her new book “Bitch: On the Female of the Species”:

Cooke joins us for some zoology myth-busting.

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Kathryn Fink
Kathryn Fink is a producer with NPR's All Things Considered.