primate breastfeeding
Animal Nutrition

How Primate Moms Decide When to Start Weaning Their Babies

November 6, 2019 7
Weaning is a difficult thing to study and to quantify. Because of the multitude of factors involved that a mother cannot control (resources, predation, environmental stochasticity, number of previous offspring, offspring size, and sex), the […]
chimpanzee
Animal Health

How Do Primates Deal With Parasitic Infections?

February 20, 2019 0
Parasitic infections are an unfortunate part of life for most animals, humans included. Without the (unnaturally sterile) human standards of hygiene, our primate cousins contract parasites much more commonly. Humans treat parasitic infections with vaccinations […]