Why do some animals eat their young?



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    Animals are hostile to young animals usually because they are defending their territory or because the young are offspring of a competitor. Male lions will often kill all the pups of a pride he is taking over. Female primates have been known to kill the young of rivals to drive them out of the herd. It is a strategic action, not just brutal violence.

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    This article discusses the behavior of animals that kill their young:


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