chimpanzee : Kanako

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:0480    (2020-02-12Updated)
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Name Kanako
Sex Female
Species or Subspecies P. t. verus
Date of birth 1992.06.02
Place of birth Kumamoto Sanctuary, Kyoto University
Current facility Kumamoto Sanctuary, Kyoto University
Father Tarou
Mother Kanae
The second ever confirmed case of chimpanzee chromosome aberration equivalent to human Down syndrome. Developmental features that are characteristic of Down syndrome in humans were also observed in the chimpanzee, however, unlike the first reported case, this chimpanzee survived into adulthood. (
When this individual was young, she suffered from cataract and became blind later. Although she is blind, she likes to play tag a lot.
Life history
1992.06.02 Kanako was born at SANWA KAGAKU KENKYUSHO
2020.02.12 Kanako died from congestive heart failure.
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Research results using samples from this individual
Chimpanzee Down syndrome: a case study of trisomy 22 in a captive chimpanzee (Hirata et al., 2017)

Selection of Apes