First twins are reported in wild Tibetan macaques

01/24/2012 | Discovery

Researchers have identified the first documented set of twins in the free-ranging Tibetan macaque, a non-human primate species. The scientists observed the mother and her twins, noting the mother didn't suffer any ill social interactions and she cared for the infants well, often carrying them and nursing simultaneously. Human mothers of twins may tend to be more hardy, too, according to studies of human twins.

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