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bonobo

(bə-nō′bō, bŏn′ə-bō′)
n. pl. bono·bos
A species of chimpanzee (Pan paniscus) found only in the Congo River basin of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, having black hair and a more slender build than the common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes). Also called pygmy chimpanzee.
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So, why do bonobos prefer the jerks and how did researchers make this finding?
Like lipstick on a collar, new DNA evidence is pointing to ancient affairs between bonobos and chimpanzees.
Kakowet was the son of the famous bonobo of the same name who was donated to San Diego Zoo at eight months old in 1960.
The bonobo is smaller in size and more slender in build than the common chimpanzee.
In The Bonobo and the Atheist, Frans de Waal seeks to normalize the idea that human morality-not the revealed sort, dependant on a deity, but the endemic sort, our innate impulses-should be figured into a vast gradient of mental, experiential, and cognizant stances on life, in which we all independently co-evolve.
Sin detenerse mucho al respecto, de Waal menciona el hecho de que compartimos aproximadamente el 98% del ADN con dos especies en particular: los chimpances (Pan Troglodytes) y los bonobos (Pan Paniscus) (de Waal, 2005).
Bonobo is the stage name of Simon Green, British musician, producer and DJ.
Compared with those of chimps, bonobo brains displayed bigger, more-developed regions thought to be vital for feeling empathy, perceiving distress in others and feeling anxiety, Rilling said.
Ape House is the story of Isabel Duncan, an earnest, conscientious scientist devoted to the six bonobo apes she studies.
In fact, in the thirty or forty years that chimps have been studied in captivity and in the wild, not a single case of infanticide, murder, rape, or war between bonobo groups has been observed.
Is it because modern day man is at war over scarce resources and the bonobo just wants to have sex and eat.
Studies suggest 75 percent of bonobo sex is non-reproductive and that nearly all bonobos are bisexual.