Humans are not the only mammals to form bonded pairs — many other animals do, including a fair number of nonhuman primates. But why did pair-bonding develop in the first place? New research delves into this question.
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Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity’s closest relatives, according to a study of wild chimpanzees in Uganda.
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