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Hiding Fawn

Caption: Newborn fawns lie concealed and silent in vegetation away from their mothers to avoid detection by predators, and mothers return intermittently to feed them. Vocal communication is very important for ungulate hider species, because mothers and offspring rely on contact calls for reunions to occur.

Credit: Courtesy Marco V.G. Torriani

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