November 19, 2012

Even Great Apes Get the Midlife Blues

Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard


AP Photo

We’ve all been there. The trees we enjoyed climbing as kids no longer beckon quite so beguilingly. The fruits and nuts that were such delicious treats have largely lost their appeal. If we’re honest with ourselves, we are forced to admit: We’re in something of a mid-life crisis.

Yes, getting older can feel oppressive to an orangutan.

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TAGGED: Chimpanzee, Orangutans, Great Apes, Happiness

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