Giraffe Cow-Calf Relationships and Social Development of the Calf in the Serengeti

Author(s)David M. Pratt and Virginia H. Anderson
Year Published1979
JournalZeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie
Page Numbers233-251
Size1.28 MB

Activity patterns of giraffe calves and calf-mother distances have been studied as functions of age and sex of the calf in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Particular attention was paid to the nature of the cow-calf bond, suckling behavior, the social development of the calf, relationships between calves and between mother-calf pairs in calf groups, and the anti-predator behavior of mother and calf.

Key Words: Cow-calf relationship, giraffe, social behaviour, neonate

Authors: David M. Pratt and Virginia H. Anderson

Journal: Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie

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