Mother-offspring relationships in chimpanzees after weaning

  title={Mother-offspring relationships in chimpanzees after weaning},
  author={Anne E Pusey},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Juvenile chimpanzees at Gombe National Park associated almost constantly with their mothers for several years after they were weaned from suckling. Then this association declined abruptly in three contexts: (I) when mothers resumed oestrous cycles and consorted with individual males, (2) when females left their mothers at adolescence to mate with males, (3) when males reached puberty. Males spent more time at a distance from their mothers and were more gregarious than females. Mothers… CONTINUE READING

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