Behavior: Unlikely Mama

A baby chimp is adopted

The future looked bleak for Roosje, or Little Rose. The latest member of the famed open-air chimpanzee colony at The Netherlands' Burgers Dierenpark, near Arnhem, she had been born to a handicapped mother who could not care for her.

Sadly, Zoo Manager Antoon van Hooff took Roosje home for bottle feeding. After being isolated from her peers, Roosje would probably never be accepted by the colony and would be sent to another zoo to grow up caged.

But Animal Behaviorist Frans de Waal of the State University of Utrecht had a better idea. Why not try to find another...

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