Suckling behavior of eland antelopes (Taurotragus spp.) under semi-captive and farm conditions

@article{Hejcmanov2010SucklingBO,
  title={Suckling behavior of eland antelopes (Taurotragus spp.) under semi-captive and farm conditions},
  author={Pavla Hejcmanov{\'a} and Pavla Jůnkov{\'a} Vymyslick{\'a} and Karol{\'i}na Kol{\'a}{\vc}kov{\'a} and Mark{\'e}ta Anton{\'i}nov{\'a} and Barbora Havl{\'i}kov{\'a} and Michaela Stejskalov{\'a} and Richard Policht and Michal Hejcman},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2010},
  volume={29},
  pages={161-168}
}
Mother–offspring interactions soon after parturition play a key role in the survival of mammals. We investigated the suckling behavior of semi-captive Western Derby eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) in a 60-ha enclosure covered by dense savanna vegetation in Senegal and farmed Common eland (T. oryx) on an open 2-ha pasture in the Czech Republic. We hypothesized that the basic pattern of suckling bout duration and mother–offspring interactions would be similar between species, but would… Expand

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