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Lemur babies of older moms less likely to get hurt

December 18, 2013

Lemur mother and baby A long-term study of aggression in lemurs finds that infants born to older mothers are less likely to get hurt than those born to younger mothers. The findings come from an analysis of detailed medical records for more than 240 ring-tailed lemurs that were monitored daily from infancy to adulthood over a 35-year period at the Duke University Lemur Center in North Carolina. Full Story

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