The adventure to save the bonobos
began when Deni BA[c]chard first learned that these matriarchal great apes were threatened with extinction.
They also knew that bonobos
are much more sexually active than chimps, who have larger testicles.
Researchers believe there may be only 10,000 bonobos
left in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
Nonetheless, de Waal warns against viewing bonobo
life as one long Roman orgy.
Sharing 98 per cent of their DNA with humans, bonobos
are an endangered species, found only in the basin of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
proves that he is more than just a DJ with a synthesiser and an Apple Mac.
, one of our closest living relatives, are known for females holding relatively high social statuses when compared to males; though this is puzzling as the males are often bigger and stronger than the females.
THESE extraordinary pictures show super-smart bonobos
- our nearest primate relative - demonstrating their human side by using a stick to drill a hole and stones to crack a nut.
The best initial candidate species, I believe, are the great apes, particularly chimpanzees and bonobos
is one of the only two extant species of the chimpanzee genus, the other being the larger and more widespread common chimpanzee.
Is it because modern day man is at war over scarce resources and the bonobo
just wants to have sex and eat.
Algunos biologos han planteado la hipotesis de que el clitoris mismo de la hembra bonobo
ha evolucionado para favorecer la copula lesbica.