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quinta-feira, 21 de abril de 2011

physorg_com: Chimpanzee birth similar to humans

physorg_com Chimpanzee birth similar to humans: study http://tw.physorg.com/222615309

(PhysOrg.com) -- Published in Biology Letters, researchers led by Satoshi Hirata from the Great Ape Research Institute of Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories in Japan reveal their findings on chimpanzee births. The researchers were able to observe the live births of three chimpanzees because they had developed a close relationship with the animals.

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Hirata and his team had essentially been living with these chimpanzees, even sleeping in the chimpanzee’s enclosures at night in order to be able to witness and capture the births on video. Before this research, no one had witnessed a live chimpanzee , as by nature chimpanzees get nervous at birth and seek isolation. During the births, they observed that, like humans, the babies are born facing away from the mother, or backwards.