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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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What are the costs of maintaining a territory, and what are the benefits?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The costs of maintaining territory by some animals and the benefits received by them in this maintenance.

Introduction:

There are some animals that maintain a particular region of habitat, during the breeding season, which is considered by them to be their territory. These animals tend to defend it from the attack of other animals and are sole users of all the resources that are present in that region.

Explanation

A particular region of habitat when maintained by a male animal during the breeding season is considered to be its territory. This behavior is associated with certain costs and benefits. The costs include excessive time and energy that are utilized to defend that territory, chances of death, and getting injuries, while defending it from other members of the s...

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