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Maternal tactics for mitigating neonate predation risk during the postpartum period in Thomson’s gazelle

Maternal tactics for mitigating neonate predation risk during the postpartum period in Thomson’s gazelle

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ROBERTS, Blair A., Daniel I. RUBENSTEIN, 2014. Maternal tactics for mitigating neonate predation risk during the postpartum period in Thomson’s gazelle. In: Behaviour. 151(9), pp. 1229-1248. eISSN 1568-539X. Available under: doi: 10.1163/1568539X-00003181

@article{Roberts2014-07-18Mater-47620, title={Maternal tactics for mitigating neonate predation risk during the postpartum period in Thomson’s gazelle}, year={2014}, doi={10.1163/1568539X-00003181}, number={9}, volume={151}, journal={Behaviour}, pages={1229--1248}, author={Roberts, Blair A. and Rubenstein, Daniel I.} }

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