Empathetic chimps comfort each other like humans, study says

A new study examines how chimps interact with one another.

Empathetic chimps comfort each other like humans, study says

Science Recorder | Delila James | Saturday, October 19, 2013

Scientists studying bonobo chimpanzees at a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo have found that apes raised with their mothers tend to cuddle and comfort others who are in distress, but that orphaned chimps show markedly less empathy toward others. Along with the common chimpanzee, bonobos are human beings’ closest living relative... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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