The effect of pup vocalisations on food allocation in a cooperative mammal, the meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

@article{Manser2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of pup vocalisations on food allocation in a cooperative mammal, the meerkat (Suricata suricatta)},
  author={Marta B. Manser and Gregory D. Avey},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={48},
  pages={429-437}
}
  • M. Manser, G. Avey
  • Published 17 November 2000
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Abstract In the meerkat (Suricata suricatta), a cooperative mongoose, pups follow potential feeders while the group is foraging and emit incessant calls when soliciting food from them. In contrast to a ’stationary’ brood of chicks, in which nestlings are fed at a fixed location, meerkat pups are ’mobile’ and become spread out. The question arises whether meerkat pups that experience different constraints to those facing chicks have evolved similar begging strategies. This paper describes the… 
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