The effects of lactation and infant care on adult energy budgets in wild siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus).

@article{Lappan2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of lactation and infant care on adult energy budgets in wild siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus).},
  author={Susan Lappan},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2009},
  volume={140 2},
  pages={290-301}
}
In mammals with biparental care of offspring, males and females may bear substantial energetic costs of reproduction. Adult strategies to reduce energetic stress include changes in activity patterns, reduced basal metabolic rates, and storage of energy prior to a reproductive attempt. I quantified patterns of behavior in five groups of wild siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus) to detect periods of high energetic investment by adults and to examine the relationships between infant care and adult… CONTINUE READING

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