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Ginger, 42-year-old chimpanzee with surprise pregnancy

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, August 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Ginger, 42-year-old chimpanzee with surprise pregnancy
Even chimpanzees can have late-in-life babies!

A 42-year-old female chimpanzee whose unexpected pregnancy was discovered in February has given birth to a healthy girl, officials at a sanctuary said.

Ginger gave birth Monday but the announcement was put off until Wednesday to make sure both were healthy and the baby was nursing well, said Amy Fultz, behavior and education program manager at the 200-acre Chimp Haven sanctuary for retired research chimpanzees.

Ginger's pregnancy was discovered after another female in her group gave birth on Valentine's Day. Both were surprises because every male must get a vasectomy before coming to Chimp Haven, where 125 chimps live in smaller social groups, as they do in the wild. Chimp Haven is near Keithville in northwest Louisiana.

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Baby Next Time, by Nicole Klieff. Publisher: AuthorHouse UK DS (August 19, 2008)Baby Next Time
by Nicole Klieff

-- based on a true-life account of a woman's discovery of infertility at the age of 35. 

This is a compelling roller-coaster insight to the world of IVF exposing treatments and emotions over a nine year span.

Written with humour on such a dark and taboo subject of pregnancy loss and infertility this honest account is directed to the many across the world in a similar predicament.


The book is written in the hope that people will pursue to seek out the reasons for the most common complaint of "unexplained infertility".

 
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