The maternal behavior of a home-reared, language using chimpanzee
The purpose of this study was (1) to evaluate general maternal behavior and (2) to determine if the presence of a human observer altered the maternal behavior of the home-reared, language using chimpanzee towards an adopted infant. The results showed that the subject,Washoe, was responsive to the behavior of the infant and was an adequate care-giver. However, the style of care-giving behavior was substantially altered by the presence of a human observer.
KeywordsAnimal Ecology Human Observer Maternal Behavior Adopted Infant
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