Lactation and care for unrelated infants in forest‐living ringtailed Lemurs

@article{Pereira1989LactationAC,
  title={Lactation and care for unrelated infants in forest‐living ringtailed Lemurs},
  author={Michael E. Pereira and Michel Izard},
  journal={American Journal of Primatology},
  year={1989},
  volume={18}
}
An adult female ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta) known not to have been pregnant showed spontaneous lactation in response to twin infants born to an unrelated female. The females had met only 7 months earlier, when they and two other unrelated adult females were released from separate locations in a forest enclosure to form a new social group. Three months after release, an adult male from an adjacent enclosure gained access to the new group for 1 day, the day of one female's estrus. No males had… 

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