Chimpanzees Raised by Humans Have Social Difficulties With Other Chimps

September 25, 2014 10:39 AM

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Chimpanzees Raised by Humans Have Social Difficulties With Other Chimps

Chimpanzee Kendall was trained as a performer with little exposure to other chimps. He now lives at the North Carolina Zoo where staff continue to help him learn to live with his species.

About ten years ago, Stephen Ross began getting more and more calls from chimpanzee owners who wanted to get rid of their pets. Ross is the director of the Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at Lincoln Park Zoo and he administers the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan. The increasing...

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