Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Love: The Strongest Force in Nature and Culture

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Akiyoshi Abe. “Study: Chimps' special care enables disabled infant to survive in wild.” The Asahi Shimbun, December 2, 2015.

KYOTO--Wild chimpanzees for the first time were found taking special care of a severely disabled infant, underscoring just how social these animals are, Japanese researchers said.

The scientists, primarily from Kyoto University, observed a group of 60 chimpanzees in Tanzania, eastern Africa, including a newborn female with a severe congenital disability.

The long-term survey showed the infant’s mother and sister carefully tending to the special needs of the offspring for nearly two years.

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