Article in The Auk featured on BBC News Online
August 11, 2011
An article from the October 2011 issue of The Auk
detailing the first evidence of a cycle of "child abuse" among animals has been featured on BBC News Online.
The articles charts the study of a colony of Nazca boobies, a colonial seabird, and notes that juvenile birds which are maltreated by older, non-relatives grow up to become more violent towards other chicks
The article is the first evidence from a wild animal that, as in humans, "child abuse" can be socially transmitted down the generations.Read the full BBC article online here