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Even apes have ‘midlife crises,’ study finds

NEW YORK — Chimpanzees going through a midlife crisis? It sounds like a setup for a joke, but there it is in the title of a report published this month in a scientific journal: ‘‘Evidence for a midlife crisis in great apes.’’

The researchers reported that captive chimps and orangutans show the same low ebb in emotional well-being at midlife that some studies find in people.

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