The behaviour and evolution of cache protection and pilferage

  title={The behaviour and evolution of cache protection and pilferage},
  author={Joanna M. Dally and Nicola S. Clayton and Nathan John Emery},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Food-storing animals hide food in times of abundance and rely on memory to recover those caches several days if not months later when supplies are scarce. This review focuses on the different models that have been proposed to explain the evolution of food caching, specifically those models that describe how food caching might have evolved in an environment of cache pilferage. We discuss the use of cache protection behaviours in cachers, and the success of these behaviours in bringing about a… CONTINUE READING

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