05/06/2023 06:50 PM | Click to read full article
While adolescence has long been believed to be unique to humans, researchers argue that most animals experience a similar period called "wildhood." This transitional phase includes physiological and social changes as youngsters transition into adulthood. Chimpanzees, our closest relatives, exhibit recognizable signs of adolescence, such as growth spurts and clumsiness. The concept of adolescence appears to be universal, highlighting the shared experiences of animals as they mature.