Uncaring Chimps May Shed Light on Humans, Study Says

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 26, 2005   View Article

The recent outpouring of support for victims of natural disasters may be the sign of a uniquely human trait: Chimpanzees-our closest living relatives-are apparently indifferent to the needs of others, according to a
new study.

The research probes the question of why humans have altruistic tendencies.

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