Chimpanzees attend to apparently disabled infant, researchers report

Researchers from Japan noted that a mother chimpanzee cared for her apparently disabled infant for two years before the juvenile apparently died. The infant had weak legs and may have had a damaged spine. The mother allowed a sibling but no other chimps to tend to the infant. There were no signs of aversion to the infant among any of the animals. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (11/10)


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