ANIMAL PATERNAL BEHAVIOR

refers to specific aspects of male parenting behavior in animals and the survival of the young - for example, feeding, carrying the young, teaching, and protection. Paternal behavior is most often seen in socially monogamous species. See also paternal behavior.

ANIMAL PATERNAL BEHAVIOR: "Animal paternal behavior refers to the parenting role occupied by males in relation to their offspring."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANIMAL PATERNAL BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/animal-paternal-behavior/ (accessed October 18, 2019).
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