behaviors by males directed toward care and safeguarding of their offspring. The direct form contains such behaviors as feeding, holding, or otherwise caring for the young- the indirect form contains learning resources or defending the group from damage or injury, that indirectly generates an escalated survival of the offspring.

PATERNAL BEHAVIOR: "His paternal behavior isn't common of a young man of his age."
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