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},


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