A baboon survived 195 days after an experimental heart transplant, according to a new paper. But the heart didn’t come from another baboon — it came from a pig.
“Birds of a feather flock together” is a saying that exists in a number of different languages. “Gambá cheira gambá” (opossums smell other opossums) in Brazilian Portuguese is a particularly colourful example. The reason is that like-minded people like to hang out together across many cultures. And it seems the same is true of baboons.