Bonobos are just wonderful

Friday, April 23, 2010 - 5:15pm

If you did not know that bonobos are matriarchal and use sex to maintain harmony, you'll want to read this introduction to bonobos from Live Science and primatologist Brian Hare. He has done several studies at our sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees, the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo. You'll learn how, in one experiment, bonobos consistently opened a door to a room with a pile of food, wanting to share with a neighbor (Chimps? Not so much).

 

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