Chimps & Hugs


Hugging is a reflection of love & concern. But don’t think that we human only can express !  
Consoling behavior like this has been seen before in wild apes, - and in dogs and rooks.
The first time scientists were able to show that the cuddles and hugs had a reassuring and calming effect on victims, even with animals.
Chimps are our closest genetic relatives. It turns out that after a chimp gets beat up by another chimp, if another chimp steps in and offers a hug or a kiss to the beat up chimp, there is less likely that there will be stress . While consoling a chimp put his lips on another chimp’s forehead or  sometimes the back area. A hug was either one or two arms around another chimp’s body. Is it not interesting?


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