Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Carnivores in captivity give birth at the same time of year as those in the wild


Date: May 7, 2018
Source: University of Zurich

Summary:
Reproductive seasonality is a fixed characteristic of a species -- researchers have now found that carnivores in captivity give birth at the same time of year as their counterparts in the wild. In some species, the gestation period is shortened in order to provide ideal conditions for the offspring, while for others it is extended.

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