Chimpanzee moms need their friends too: Females wait to start a family if they don't have a 'support group'



Being a new mom isn't easy and most new mothers need social support - and chimpanzee moms are no exception. 
Female chimps that lack supportive  friends and family wait longer to start having babies, according to researchers who analyzed the records of Jane Goodall's famous observations of Gombe chimpanzees.
The study revealed that wild chimpanzee females in western Tanzania who leave home or are orphaned take roughly three years longer to start a family. 
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The study, conducted by researchers at Duke University, involved analyzing more than 50 years' worth of daily... read more

 
20 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 62
Source: Daily Mail
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