Behavior: Chimps Instead of Spock

Most Western women would think twice about taking a three-month-old baby into the African bush for an extended stay. But that is precisely what British Zoologist Jane van Lawick-Goodall did in 1967 when she set out on a three-year expedition to Tanzania with her husband and her infant son Hugo (nicknamed "Grub"). Back in London with her family, she reports that she looked to the behavior of chimpanzees for guidance in raising Grub.

Long years of observation in Africa (summarized in her 1967 book My Friends: The Wild Chimpanzees) have convinced Zoologist Goodall that the chimps' treatment of their young produces well-balanced...

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