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9 Species Where Females Rule the Roost

A female queen is the ruler of the honeybee hive, but that's not the only species where females have unique advantages or skills that make them ideal for ensuring survival. And some of these happen to be among the most peaceful species on Earth.

matriarchal animal society


  • A matriarchal society is one in which a female leads the family, colony, or tribe
  • In the animal kingdom, there are many species in which the females rule the roost
  • Examples of matriarchal animal communities include honeybees, killer whales, elephants, bonobos, spotted hyenas, lions, and more

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