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Title: Scraping behavior of black rhinoceros is related to age and fecal gonadal metabolite concentrations
Author(s): Freeman, E.W.; Meyer, J.; Adendorff, J.; Schulte, B.A.; Santymire, R.M.
Year published: 2014
Journal: Journal of Mammalogy
Volume: 95 (2)
Pages: 340-348
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Black Rhino
Black rhinoceroses (Diceros bicornis) defecate in middens and frequently use sharp kicking motions to scatter their feces in large and conspicuous scrapings. Although these fecal markings are believed to be advertisements to conspecifics, the type of information that might be encoded has not been...

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