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Large males are solitary or occur in small groups in numerous ruminants. I propose that large males may become less social because of differences in costs and benefits of aggression as they age and increase in size and social status. Outside the mating season, large males have little to gain from...

Weckerly, F. W.
American Society of Mammalogists, Lawrence, USA
Journal of Mammalogy, 2001, 82, 2, pp 414-421