Chimpanzees from Monkey Island, a celebrated colony of former research lab captives on an atoll deep in the jungle of southern Liberia. New research has found that chimp nests are surprisingly clean in many respects. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Chimpanzee nests have fewer faecal bacteria than human beds, disgustingly detailed study finds

Chimp nests have plenty of bacteria, but only 3.5 per cent is associated with their bodies - in contrast to the swarm of human-linked microbes found on a typical mattress

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Chimpanzees from Monkey Island, a celebrated colony of former research lab captives on an atoll deep in the jungle of southern Liberia. New research has found that chimp nests are surprisingly clean in many respects. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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