'Project Nim': Chimp Raised by Humans Died of 'Broken Heart'

Nim, a baby chimpanzee, was taken screaming from his sedated mother days after his birth in 1973 at the Institute for Primate Studies in Oklahoma, then given to a large New York City family to be raised among humans. Nim Chimpsky, named with some irony for the MIT linguist Noam Chomsky, was part of a great experiment: to see whether he could learn sign language and communicate. The initially adorable animal played with his human siblings, slept in a bed and even nursed from his adoptive...Full Story
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