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What decades of observing primates taught Frans de Waal about gender
Primatologist Frans de Waal has helped redefine our understanding of both human and animal behaviour. In his best-selling books 'Mama’s Last Hug' and 'Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are', he made the case that when it comes to everything from empathy and emotion to long-term planning and teamwork, primates and humans are closer than we ever thought possible. In his new book, the celebrated Dutch-American primatologist turns his attention to one of the hot-button issues of the day: gender. As usual, he wraps his scientific observations in fascinating anecdotes about the primates he’s met along the way. He joins Piya to talk about his new book, ifferent: Gender Through The Eyes of A Primatologist'.