Hide and flirt: observed behavior of female jaguars (Panthera onca) to protect their young cubs from adult males

  title={Hide and flirt: observed behavior of female jaguars (Panthera onca) to protect their young cubs from adult males},
  author={Diana C. Stasiukynas and Valeria Boron and Rafael Jan Hoogesteijn and Jorge Barrag{\'a}n and {\'A}. Mart{\'i}n and Fernando Rodrigo Tortato and Samantha Rinc{\'o}n and Esteban Pay{\'a}n},
  journal={acta ethologica},
  pages={179 - 183}
Common across various taxa, infanticide is a highly variable phenomenon present from insects to birds to mammals. In felids, antagonistic sexual coevolution led to the development of female counterstrategies to infanticide spanning particular sexual behavior, physiology, and social strategies. Numerous protective behaviors are well documented for large felids such as lions, cheetahs, and pumas that rely on cooperative defenses and polyandrous mating to protect their cubs from infanticide… 
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