Browsing Conservation Science Publications by Subject "TERRITORIALITY"
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Effects of territory size on the reproductive success and social system of the giant otter, south-eastern Peru: Territory size and reproductive success in giant ottersThe link between resource abundance, dispersion and cooperative breeding in mammals has been a topic of much debate among ecologists. The giant otter social system is facultatively cooperative…. We conclude that giant otter societies are likely shaped by the spatial dispersion of lakes, and food abundance and dispersion within these rich patches.
Scent anointing in mammals: functional and motivational insights from giant pandasAlthough several mammals impregnate their fur with environmental odors, a phenomenon termed scent anointing or rubbing, the functional relevance of this behavior often is unclear. One theory is that scent anointing could be a form of scent matching with environmental odors to signal competitiveness and home range occupation....