Animal Nutrition

Milk-Stealing Sea Lions

October 27, 2021 0

In Stellar sea lions, misdirected care in the form of allonursing is common among first-time moms, whereas older, multiparous moms are very rough and unforgiving of unrelated juveniles that attempt to suckle from them. More […]

Animal Parenting

Maternal Grief In Primates

October 20, 2021 0

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

October 13, 2021 0

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

October 6, 2021 1

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, […]