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Lack of competition for food items in banded mongoose litters allows pups to benefit from more demanding siblings, suggesting that in this species begging may not be entirely selfish.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2007.03.017

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

17/04/2007

Volume

17

Pages

R276 - R277

Keywords

Animals, Behavior, Animal, Cooperative Behavior, Feeding Behavior, Female, Herpestidae, Male, Sibling Relations