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Baboon Dads Have Surprising Influences on Offspring
February 4, 2008
Baboon fathers wind up with more grandchildren if they spend a little time with their children during their juvenile years, according to Duke and Princeton University researchers funded by the National Science Foundation. The findings, from well-studied social groupings of yellow baboons living at the foot of Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro, were unexpected.
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