Early maternal investment in male and female African elephant calves

@article{Lee2004EarlyMI,
  title={Early maternal investment in male and female African elephant calves},
  author={Phyllis C Lee and C. Moss},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={353-361}
}
SummaryThe suckling behaviour of 130 freeranging elephant calves aged between birth and 4.5 years old was examined in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Analyses of frequencies of suckling and durations of suckling bouts showed that males attempted to suckle more often, were more successful at their attempts, and as a result were estimated to have a higher milk intake than did female calves. Mothers were equally tolerant of their sons' and daughters' demands to suckle at young ages, but were less… Expand

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