ANIMAL MATERNAL BEHAVIOR

refers to specific aspects of female parenting behavior in animals - for example, feeding, thermoregulation, teaching, and protection. Maternal behaviors vary very much between species. See also maternal behavior.

ANIMAL MATERNAL BEHAVIOR: "Animal maternal behavior refers to the acts of parenting committed by females, and can include teaching behaviors, feeding, and protection."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANIMAL MATERNAL BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/animal-maternal-behavior/ (accessed May 25, 2020).
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