The Troubling Story Of The Female Chimpanzee Who Was Raised As A Human

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Psychologist Maurice Temerlin and his wife Jane decided to embark on a controversial experiment in 1964. They adopted Lucy, a chimpanzee, and raised her as if she were their own human child. Indeed, she eventually learned to eat at the table with a knife and fork, and even picked up American sign language. But as the chimp became aggressive and took on worrying human characteristics, Maurice and Jane had to take action.

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