"This behavior is also very costly because these males are met with higher levels of aggression than if they were to do other types of scent-marking
, so there's definitely something unique about this type of behavior," she added.
"The development of scent-marking
behavior from puppyhood to early adulthood has been well studied in dogs, but there is a distinct lack of information for older dogs," Dr.
by coyotes, Canis latrans: the influence of social and ecological factors.
Our findings support the importance of behavioral strategies to reduce incidence of injuries (e.g., scent-marking
to advertise territorial boundaries; Baker and Hill, 2003) and their severity in beavers and other rodents (e.g., submissive and defensive postures during aggressive encounters; Blanchard et al., 1979; Litvin et al., 2007).
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.
research subjects are spotted and striped hyenas.
behaviour of the honey badger, Mellivora capensis (Mustelidae), in the southern Kalahari," Animal Behaviour, Vol.
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.
To let other cats know an area is occupied, they mark their territory with droppings, urine and scrapes (scratching the ground with their hind feet after scent-marking
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.