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. Dustin Becker and Joshua Ross Ginsberg},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1990},
  volume={40},
  pages={1111-1118}
}
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