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Hugh Bollinger
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Humans give birth like chimps do

Monkey news: chimp babies are born facing the same direction as human babies, that is, backward relative to the mother. This is big monkey news, reported by Nature. Somehow, researchers hadn't seen chimps giving birth before. Unlike humans, chimp mothers go off by themselves when they give birth. But a team in Japan slept in the chimp cages long enough to gain their trust and be allowed to see the births. And while most primates give birth to offspring that face the same way as the mother, chimps, it turns out, do it like us. The video, here, is ... well, it's a monkey birth. There are no words to describe it. And it's a little bit more like human birth than we ever thought. - RC
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