Chimp Raised With Human Child: WN Kellogg’s Hubris

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1930s scientist WN Kellogg brought home Gua, a 7-month-old female chimpanzee, to raise alongside his 10-month-old son, Donald.

Here’s an interesting and very charming 10-minute lecture explaining what happened. Includes really cute video clips of the child and chimp, showing their developmental similarities and differences.
Despite a sad ending, this presentation is really great.
Via Metafilter.

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2 Responses to Chimp Raised With Human Child: WN Kellogg’s Hubris

  1. jessperson says:

    I find her hand gestures kind of rad.

  2. Keeler says:

    Great example of weird science. And the lecturer was great.

    As a vaguely related anecdote: my brother was not raised alongside a chimp (though my step father, admittedly, has some beastly characteristics), and yet he expressed himself though monkey-grunts pretty regularly up until–well, actually, he still does this now. And he’s 16.

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