The story below tells us more about the relationships of the dads and the baby Monkeys. It shows that sometimes the dads look after many Monkey children, some who are not there real children.But, nevertheless they still fed and protect them.
“For a long time there was an assumption that monkeys and apes didn’t know who their fathers were in groups with multiple males,” said Dr. Stacy Rosenbaum, lead author of the study from Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago USA. “Thanks to advances in molecular genetics, we now know that’s not always true. We wanted to look at how male gorillas interact with infants to see if their behavior supports this.”Primates like chimpanzees that live in troops with more than one male have a way of recognizing which infants belong to which males. For animals that live in groups with only one male this is not necessary, as the male is most likely the father of all the infants in the group. The researchers wanted to determine whether gorillas have evolved a way of recognizing their own offspring or father.