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Social bonds between unrelated females increase reproductive success in feral horses
In many mammals, females form close social bonds with members of their group, usually between kin. Studies of social bonds and their fitness benefits have not been investigated outside primates, andExpand
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Adaptive explanation in socio‐ecology: lessons from the Equidae
  • W. Linklater
  • Medicine
  • Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
  • 1 February 2000
Socio‐ecological explanations for intra‐ and interspecific variation in the social and spatial organization of animals predominate in the scientific literature. The socio‐ecological model, developedExpand
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Aging and improving reproductive success in horses: declining residual reproductive value or just older and wiser?
Abstract In many mammalian species, female success in raising offspring improves as they age. The residual reproductive value hypothesis predicts that each individual offspring will be more valuableExpand
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Stallion harassment and the mating system of horses
Feral horse, Equus caballus, breeding groups, called bands, usually include one but sometimes up to five stallions. We found that mares were loyal to single-stallion (SS) or multistallion (MS) bandsExpand
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Eye-Tracking of Men’s Preferences for Waist-to-Hip Ratio and Breast Size of Women
Studies of human physical traits and mate preferences often use questionnaires asking participants to rate the attractiveness of images. Female waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), breast size, and facialExpand
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Individual mares bias investment in sons and daughters in relation to their condition
The Trivers-Willard hypothesis (TWH) predicts that a mother will treat a son or daughter differently depending on her ability to invest and the impact of her investment on offspring reproductiveExpand
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Social and spatial structure and range use by Kaimanawa wild horses (Equus caballus: Equidae).
We measured horse density, social structure, habitat use, home ranges and altitudinal micro-climates in the south-western Kaimanawa ranges east of Waiouru, New Zealand. Horse density in theExpand
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Science and Management in a Conservation Crisis: a Case Study with Rhinoceros
I suggest that a conservation crisis is a predictable sequence of five stages: population decline, cri- sis management, stabilization, precarious recovery, and sustained recovery. Each stage hasExpand
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Men’s Preferences for Women’s Breast Morphology in New Zealand, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea
Sexual selection via mate choice may have influenced the evolution of women’s breast morphology. We conducted an image-based questionnaire quantifying and comparing the preferences of men from PapuaExpand
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Declining and low fecal corticoids are associated with distress, not acclimation to stress, during the translocation of African rhinoceros
Concentrations of adrenal steroid metabolites in feces are routinely used to assess the welfare of animals that are the subject of conservation efforts. The assumption that low and decliningExpand
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