Nursing behaviour as a predictor of alternate-year reproduction in muskoxen

  • Andrea B. Schulman Large Animal Research Station, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000, USA
  • Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000, USA
Keywords: Ovibos moschatus, breeding pause, reproductive strategies, maternal investment, Alaska, nursing behaviour, muskoxen

Abstract

Our finding significant differences in nursing behavior during the post-rut period supports the hypothesis that female muskoxen use factors other than their nutritional condition to determine their reproductive strategy.
Published
1997-04-01
How to Cite
SchulmanA. B., & WhiteR. G. (1997). Nursing behaviour as a predictor of alternate-year reproduction in muskoxen. Rangifer, 17(1), 31-35. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.17.1.383
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