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Chimpanzee moms are like us: They mourn, dote, and take 'me' time.

10/05/2021 05:32 PM | Click to read full article

 Like human moms, chimpanzees pour immense resources into raising their offspring into healthy adults, which can live up to 40 years in the wild. In recent years, new research has brought chimpanzee motherhood into clearer focus, while also providing valuable information about this endangered species.

Learning more about their social relationships can bolster efforts to protect the species by helping conservationists understand what factors, such as habitat size, chimp communities need to thrive.