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Everyone Benefits from Stress Relaxation

Everyone Benefits from Stress Relaxation

Posted On: March 12, 2010
Date Taken: October 07, 2008


Photographer: Ron Cohn

Koko gets a nice back scratch from Dr. Penny Patterson. Back scratches are more than simply enjoyable. They can promote significant stress relaxation, and even gorillas (especially gorillas in captive settings) can benefit from that. Having developed a 36 year relationship with each other makes the relaxation benefits that much greater.

Everyone Benefits from Stress Relaxation

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