Mother-infant behaviour of wild Grevy's zebra: adaptations for survival in semidesert East Africa

@article{Becker1990MotherinfantBO,
  title={Mother-infant behaviour of wild Grevy's zebra: adaptations for survival in semidesert East Africa},
  author={C. D. Becker and J. Ginsberg},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1990},
  volume={40},
  pages={1111-1118}
}
Abstract Mother-infant interactions and patterns of foal behaviour in the Grevy's zebra, Equus grevyi , differe from those reported for other equids. Grevy's zebra foals exhibit longer intervals between suckling bouts, do not drink water until they are 3 months old, and reach independence from the mare sooner than other equids. Furthermore, Grevy's zebra foals advance their acquisition of adult feeding behaviour. A 6-week-old Grevy's zebra foal spends as much time feeding as a 5-month-old wild… Expand
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