Chimps raised as Pets or Performers More Likely to Develop Behavioral, Social Problems

September 24, 2014 11:19 AM

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Chimps raised as Pets or Performers More Likely to Develop Behavioral, Social Problems

According to a new study, chimpanzees that are separated from their mothers early in life and raised by humans as pets or performers have more chances to develop behavioral and social problems.

The infant chimps when removed from their mothers show instant psychological problems. Separate work by Emory University bio-psychologist Lori Marino tells why certain animals like great apes and cetaceans face problems and sometimes go mad in captivity.

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