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Imprinting

A process whereby a young animal follow the characteristics of his/her mother after hatching.It can be filial imprinting or followiing a future mating partner.
Example:
A young chick after hatching can follow his/her mother and adapt to the environment where his/her mother goes, and also the movement of his/her mother. Is like doing what the mother does.
A young goose after hatching can follow its future mating partner and when gets matured it will start to mate with its partner due to sexual behaviour it imprited.


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