Christina’s baby girl.

 

Text books tell us that around 50% of Chimpanzee babies die before the age of 3 years.  This high infant mortality is usually due to diseases such as the common cold and influenza. With out modern medicine human baby mortality is also very high.

 

Of the 12 Mahale Chimpanzee babies under 3 years, only one baby is in trouble. Christina’s girl is nearing one and has struggled for 6 months with a stomach tumor. She is very weak but continues hanging onto life. We hope she pulls through.

 

 

 

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