New paper on dissociation between Black rhino mothers and their calves

Rhino calves, like all young animals, are potentially very vulnerable if left alone. So why do black rhino mothers sometimes leave their calves behind when they go to drink at a waterhole?

In this paper, just published in the African Journal of Ecology, we report with mathematician and tracker colleague Dr. Pete Law on observations made in the field in Namibia to start what we hope will be a fruitful discussion towards understanding this behaviour.

Rhino mother and calf Disassociation paper

           

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