Primates

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 570–573 | Cite as

The maternal behavior of a home-reared, language using chimpanzee

  • Diana Davis
  • Roger S. Fouts
  • Mark E. Hannum
Short Communications

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Animal Ecology Human Observer Maternal Behavior Adopted Infant 

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Davis
    • 1
  • Roger S. Fouts
    • 1
  • Mark E. Hannum
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyThe University of Oklahoma at NormanNormanU.S.A.

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