Video: Bonobo Ape Moms Call the Shots

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December 4, 2006—If Mama's not happy, nobody's happy, as most kids know. The same rule applies in communities of chimpanzee-like bonobo apes, where power is shared between males and females, and mothers have special influence.

Watch an alpha female call the shots in one bonobo troupe, and learn how such mighty moms raise their babies.

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