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

New research is revealing more about chimp motherhood, vital knowledge that can help conserve the endangered species.

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Though chimp communities are diverse, with their own quirks and behaviors, they all share the same foundation: Powerful bonds between moms and young

New research is revealing more about chimp motherhood, vital knowledge that can help conserve the endangered species.

(Due to habitat destruction, hunting, and disease, the great ape’s populations have fallen by at least 70 percent, from about a million in 1900 to between 172,000 and 300,000 today. 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.

Rachna ReddyMother-son bondsAaron Sandel, likely repeating behaviors from their childhoods.See touching photos of animal moms and babies. The study also found that moms play a crucial role in this life transition by defending their sons during conflicts with older males, as well as offering comfort through touch.

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Let's be real! Homo sapiens sapiens is the least empathic of the Hominidae branch, or even the least empathic in the taxonomic division of primates. I also love to see how humans believe they are superior to other animals just by making themselves blind to the evidence. MothersDay Like us? They are covered in fur and all look identical. We all look different

Many would argue the evidence has been right before our eyes since 1859. Go Vegan for the Animals Kindness MothersDay2022 Chimpanzees are amazing Well yea 🐒🙈 Mother's Day approaching👍💖 But we definately didn't evolve from them. : Queste scoperte stanno cambiando ciò che sappiamo sulla maternità degli scimpanzé e rivelano quanto siano simili a noi. Giorno delle madri.

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This is true The one protected and nourished every life, needs our attention and care. Let's save our mother without whom we wouldn't be here. savesoil MomsforSoil UNCCDCOP15 MothersDay This applies to most primates. My garden Vervet monkeys will carry the a dead baby around for 3 or 4 days before leaving the the little decomposing body. Then a Hawk normally takes the body. Why don't people understand they are sentient Beings.

Looks like NanaMahuta But one exception all mom chimpanzee they never think to get the ' abortions' more inhuman than human theirself for their unborn babies All Zoos must be Closed and All animals must be in to Jungle with security. Why wouldn't they All animals have feelings and souls Just like us You have to question, quoting Marilyn Manson with the ideology that, 'No salvation, no forgiveness!' Is an healthy outlook in life. 'Trust,' playing an major factor, looking back in life, exiled. You arrive to the conclusion that the old man is the only person you can ever trust.

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Teljesen tökéletes családi kép. Szinte emberi! 💜💙💜 Please tell NIH and DrFauci to stop animal testing. GoVegan Connections We all need our mothers. Mom and child in prison? Ooo? Like a few human beings? CapoZeroD tu ישר הדרך, המובילה לישועתך! Ha ha always wondered how they behave like us

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But motherhood isn’t allowed now, now moms are ‘chest feeders’ and the trans community wants access to your kids. Let’s get back to nature. Be the human animal again.

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Uganda ’s tropical rainforests to Tanzania’s savanna woodlands—are diverse, with their own quirks and behaviors, they all share the same foundation: Powerful bonds between moms and young. In recent years, new research has brought chimpanzee motherhood into clearer focus, while also providing valuable information about this endangered species. ( Read how animal mothers remind us a lot of our own .) Due to habitat destruction, hunting, and disease, the great ape’s populations have fallen by at least 70 percent, from about a million in 1900 to between 172,000 and 300,000 today. 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.   There’s something about chimpanzee bonds “that's actually sort of indescribable, just like in human loving relationships,” says Rachna Reddy , a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University who has observed the animals in the wild for years. Here are more discoveries that are changing what we know about chimp moms—and revealing how similar they are to us. Mother-son bonds Generations of primatologists have documented strong relationships between mothers and their adult sons, but it was only last year that a study showed these attachments aren’t just heartwarming—they’re likely the norm. Reddy and co-author Aaron Sandel spent three years observing how 29 adolescent and young adult males within the Ngogo chimpanzee community of Uganda’s Kibale National Park interacted with other chimps. The male chimps didn’t see their moms as often as they once had, but when their paths crossed, the sons sought out their moms and groomed them for long periods , likely repeating behaviors from their childhoods. Some had even closer connections: “About a third of adult males are essentially best friends with their mothers,” Reddy says. ( See touching photos of animal moms and babies. ) This kind of lasting relationship between mother and son likely occurs across chimp groups. It’s also highly uncommon among mammals,   as most males leave their birth group when they’ve reached maturity. With chimpanzees, it’s the females that find a new group, which is why a female chimpanzee’s closest relatives are likely to be her own sons. Even though young males don’t leave their family, they face a tough transition: breaking into the social hierarchy of adult males. The study also found that moms play a crucial role in this life transition by defending their sons during conflicts with older males, as well as offering comfort through touch. Self-care for chimp moms  Sean Lee , a postdoctoral scientist at George Washington University, has been rethinking the conventional wisdom about female chimps’ day-to-day lives. For example, scientists have long thought chimp moms aren’t that social, because they spend so much time with their offspring. But using larger datasets—and open minds—Lee and colleagues discovered that chimp moms get at least as much quality time with other adults as their famously gregarious cousins, the bonobos. For a