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Why Trust is at the Heart of a Hornbill Couple?s Relationship

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Why Trust is at the Heart of a Hornbill Couple?s Relationship

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Female hornbill moms display a remarkable amount of faith and trust in their male partners. If the male doesn?t come back to their sealed-off nest with food, she and her chick will starve.

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Lion-tailed macaques are among the rarest species of monkeys. In the montane forests of the Western Ghats in India, an alpha male named Rajan sits atop an unusually large, 80-strong troop. But with their food supplies dwindling, Rajan must lead his troop down their treetop homes and beyond the bounds of their territory, putting them at the mercy of any number of ground-based predators. To lead is to make difficult decisions, and Rajan is hoping his instincts are correct.

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