The effects of recruitment to direct predator cues on predator responses in meerkats

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Zottl, M.; Lienert, R.; Clutton-Brock, T.; Millesi, E.; Manser, M B.;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: Behavioral Ecology,volume 24,issue 1,pages198-204
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/beheco/ars154, doi: 10.5167/uzh-85778
  • Subject: Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies | 590 Animals (Zoology) | 570 Life sciences; biology

Behavioral responses of animals to direct predator cues (DPCs; e.g., urine) are common and may improve their survival. We investigated wild meerkat (Suricata suricatta) responses to DPCs by taking an experimental approach. When meerkats encounter a DPC they often recrui... View more
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