Ancient Male Wooly Mammoths Lacking Female Leadership Wound Up Dead

The clumsy man who needs a woman’s help to survive has become something of a trite stereotype. Look no further than primetime family sitcoms like Modern Family or The Simpsons for examples of a boorish man who’d probably be dead from his own mistakes if not for his responsible wife. Problematic as this stereotypical portrayal may be, a Current Biology study published Thursday suggests it seems to bear out in one of our distant mammal relatives.

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