Mother knows best
Utah State University Extension
Mother knows best. For young herbivores paying attention to mother is crucial for learning where and where not to go and what foods to eat and to avoid. Through interactions with mother, young animals learn about their surroundings from the locations of water, shade, cover, and predators, to the kinds and locations of nutritious and toxic foods.
Burritt, Elizabeth A., "Mother knows best" (2013). Wildland Resources Faculty Publications. Paper 1541.