Animal Behaviour, Ethology, Alpha Male, Altruism in Animals, Animal Breeding, Animal Predatory Behavior, Avoidance, Dominance, D
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 76. Chapters: Animal behaviour, Ethology, Alpha male, Altruism in animals, Animal breeding, Animal predatory behavior, Avoidance, Dominance, Dominance hierarchy, Herd, Pecking order, Sexual jealousy, Alpha, Animal emotionality, Animal feeding behaviour, Animal mating behaviour, Animal pair bonding, Animal sexuality, Cognitive ethology, Cognitive module, Cooperative breeding, Critical period, Cuteness, Dear enemy recognition, Displacement activity, Display behaviour, Diurnality, Diurnal animal, Dominance hierarchy, Embodied cognitive science, Escape response, Ethography, Feeding, Fixed action pattern, Flight zone, Great ape language, Innate releasing mechanism, Instinctive behavior, Introduction to animal ethology, Kin recognition, Lek, Mating dance, Mating system, Mobbing behavior, Neuroethology, Non-human animal sexual behavior, Obelisk posture, Parent-offspring conflict, Personal grooming, Reciprocal altruism, Risk compensation, Shark threat display, Social grooming, Sociophysiology, Startle reflex, Startle response, Stereotyped behavior, Territory, Threat postures, Tinbergen's four questions, Tonic immobility, Alpha, Alpha male, Animal cognition, Animal emotionality, Aquatic mammals, Ethography, Invertebrates, Neuroethology, Terrestrial locomotion in animals. Excerpt: In social animals, the alpha male or alpha female is the individual in the community whom the others follow and defer to. Where one male and one female fulfill this role, they are referred to as the alpha pair. Chimpanzees show deference to the alpha of the community by ritualised gestures such as bowing, allowing the alpha to walk first in a procession, or standing aside when the alpha challenges. Canines also show deference to the alpha pair in their pack, by allowing them to be the first to eat and, usually, the only pair to mate; wolves are a good example of this. The status of the alpha is generally achieved by...