Territorial Marking

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The marking of a boundary with an odorous substance or pheromone secreted from a specialised, testosterone-responsive marking gland, typically near the chin or rump, or secreted in urine
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I was lucky to obtain footage during my Patagonia hunt documenting the entire scent-marking sequence, including the use of scent by females.
Still childless after two years, they're showing signs of wanting to mate, with regular scent-marking and increased food intake.
His scent-marking research subjects are spotted and striped hyenas.
The park will also be dedicating a keeper to keep the intelligent predators stimulated with a range of activities from scent-marking to hunting games.
Yang Guang, known as Sunshine, was busy scent-marking as the pair, who are on loan from China, swapped enclosures to get them ready for the mating.
Experts at Edinburgh Zoo say Yang Guang (Sunshine) recently began doing handstands against trees, walls and rocks, and scent-marking as high up as possible - known as displays of virility in the wild.
Yang Guang recently began doing handstands against trees, walls and rocks, scent-marking as high up as possible - known as a display of virility in the wild.
I fear we are very close to the ne'er-do-well cocking his leg and scent-marking our furniture.
Automatic cameras were set up around the Wangchuck Centennial Park, which captured the animals scent-marking.
Observations of scent-marking and discriminating self from others by a domestic dog (Canes familiares): tales of displaced yellow snow.
Cattle preferentially graze edges of fields, and they may sometimes be forced to graze close to badger latrines and scent-marking areas at the edge of fields.
Tree rubbing in white rhinos is similar to "sign-posting" in cervids and some bovids, and may function as a scent-marking behavior.