is an umbrella term used to describe the caring and loving actions typically associated with caring and raising the young. Maternal behaviours have been observed in other animal species such as felines and domesticated dogs.

MATERNAL BEHAVIOR: "Maternal behaviours, such as those observed in animals such as dogs, involve the behaviours associated with caring and raising young."
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