Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) birth patterns and human presence in zoological settings.

@article{Wagner2008ChimpanzeeT,
  title={Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) birth patterns and human presence in zoological settings.},
  author={Katherine E. Wagner and Stephen R. Ross},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 7},
  pages={703-6}
}
In response to work demonstrating a negative correlation between human staff activity and parturition in laboratory-managed primates, this study examined the distribution of 231 captive chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) births that occurred in accredited American zoological institutions by the day of the week on which the birth was discovered. We hypothesized that if chimpanzee parturition patterns displayed sensitivity to human presence, then fewer births per day would be reported during the… CONTINUE READING