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Regurgitative food transfer among wild wolves

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Regurgitative food transfer among wild wolves; 1999; Article; Journal; Canadian Journal of Zoology; Mech, L. D.; Wolf, P. C.; Packard, J. M.

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Few studies of monogamous canids have addressed regurgitation in the context of extended parental care and alloparental care within family groups. We studied food transfer by regurgitation in a pack of wolves on Ellesmere Island, North West Territories, Canada, during 6 summers from 1988 through 1996. All adult wolves, including yearlings and a post-reproductive female, regurgitated food. Although individuals regurgitated up to five times per bout, the overall ratio of regurgitations per bout was 1.5. Pups were more likely to receive regurgitations (81%) than the breeding female (14%) or auxiliaries (6%). The breeding male regurgitated mostly to the breeding female and pups, and the breeding female regurgitated primarily to pups. The [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1139/z99-097
series unknown Canadian Journal of Zoology

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