"I think they are all born with that instinct. "
Dunno about wildlife, but there are numerous such examples of women possessing gender specific gifts, that men do not have and never will. Problem is, I always get in trouble if I point them out.
When my old huntin' bud was still alive, he'd stop over almost every Sunday. morning. My gal would usually interrogate him before he came down into the basement where I was. Now and then after he'd left, she'd ask me if he'd mentioned something about his wife or sons and I'd say nope. But then I hadn't asked, she had.
She wondered if we'd ever had a disagreement or fight, since we'd been best friends since grade school.
Told her not that I could recall. She said that was not usual.and wondered why, Told her it's because we weren't women.
Our lab passed away about a year ago this month. We talk about another dog, ain't happened yet. When she mentioned getting a cat, showed her an episode of My Cat From H*ll on Animal Planet and that solved that one.