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July 2, 2020

Gaia the chimpanzee grooms with her mom Gremlin

Gaia the chimpanzee grooms with her mom Gremlin at Gombe National Park. A study finds that female chimps with high-ranking moms are less likely to leave home, instead reproducing in the group in which they grew up.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant BCS 0452315.]

Learn more in the Duke University news story Female chimps with powerful moms are less likely to leave home. (Date image taken: April 30, 2006; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 2, 2020)

Credit: Emily Wroblewski

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