Researchers reveal why chimps should never become pets

September 24, 2014 5:59 PM

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Chimpanzees that are raised as performers or pets are more likely to suffer from long-term behavioral effects, a new study indicates. The study shows that chimpanzees that are taken from their mothers early in life are more likely to have behavioral and social deficiencies as adults.

The year-long study, conducted by scientists from Lincoln Park Zoo, observed 60 chimpanzees. The study offers new insight into the long-term impacts of such early life experience.

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