Carnivores in Captivity Give Birth at the Same Time of Year as Those in the Wild

Reproductive seasonality is a fixed characteristic of a species – University of Zurich re-searchers have now found that carnivores in captivity give birth at the same time of year as their counterparts in the wild. In some species, the gestation period is shortened in order to provide ideal conditions for the offspring, while for others it is extended. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)