Chimpanzee Mother Cares For Her Disabled Child In The Wild

 photo credit: The disabled female chimp XT11 (on the left) next to her healthy brother (on the right). Matsumoto et al. 2015

photo credit: The disabled female chimp XT11 (on the left) next to her healthy brother (on the right). Matsumoto et al. 2015

Researchers record a chimpanzee caring for her disabled child in the wild. They noticed the child exhibited behaviors similar to down-syndrome and found that the mother adapted her behavior to care for it. 

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