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  • Animal Parenting

    Maternal Grief In Primates

    The continued carrying and care of deceased infants is a clear and well-established pattern of behaviour that occurs across many primate species. What is more difficult for us to understand are the emotional correlates of [...]
  • Animal Reproduction

    Menopause in Toothed Whales

    The only other group of animals that experiences menopause to the extent that humans do is the toothed whale. Short-finned pilot whale and ecotype resident killer whale females can live to the age of ninety; [...]
  • Animal Parenting

    Mistaken Moms and the Misdirected Care Hypothesis

    First-time moms may be more likely to allonurse newborns that don’t belong to them because they lack the experience and knowledge of multiparous or older moms. This situation is described by the misdirected care hypothesis, [...]

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Animal Parenting

Gelada Baboon Mothers Carry Their Deceased Infants

September 29, 2021 0

Gelada baboon mothers have been observed to carry their deceased infants for extremely varied amounts of time – less than an hour to over forty-eight days. The mother who carried her infant for the longest […]

Animal Nutrition

Milk-Stealing Offspring and Allonursing

September 22, 2021 0

Some newborns can take milk from moms other than their own. In these cases, it’s important to discern whether the mom has a hand in mistakenly identifying an allosuckling pup for her own pup, or […]

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