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alloparental behavior

Parent-like behavior (grooming, feeding, territorial defense, protection via increased vigilance over young etc.) of an adult animal expressed towards an individual that is not his or her offspring.
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  • alloparenting
  • cooperatively breeding
  • alloparental care
  • alloparental behaviour
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