Pregnant bonobos get a little delivery help from their friends

Observations of captive apes suggest they, like humans, have ‘social’ births

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SOCIAL DELIVERY  Researchers have observed three cases of captive female bonobos serving as helpers for pregnant females about to give birth, a behavior typically viewed as exclusive to humans. Here, a group of wild bonobos includes a mother carrying her infant.

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