Puberty gone wild

Humans aren’t the only animals that endure the awkward transition to maturity

By Susan Gaidos, 00:00 AM May 21, 2009

For most mammals, puberty is marked by an increase in aggression. As animals reach reproductive age, they often have to establish themselves in their herd or social group. In species where males compete for access to females, signs of aggressive behavior

For most mammals, puberty is marked by an increase in aggression. As animals reach reproductive age, they often have to establish themselves in their herd or social group. In species where males compete for access to females, signs of aggressive behavior

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Breakouts, mood swings and sudden growth spurts: Puberty can be downright awkward. Even if you’re not of the human species.

Puberty is a period in which humans move from childhood to adulthood. During this ...

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