The bonobo (Pan paniscus), also historically called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is an endangered great ape and one of the two species making up the genus Pan; the other being the common chimpanzee.
The bonobo (pan paniscus), also historically called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is an endangered great ape and one of the two species making up the genus Pan; the other being the common chimpanzee.
I'm trying to help my little sister with her Bonobo project for middle school and thought this might be a good place to ask! Could you share any of your favorite funny/sweet bonobo gifs or memes? She's trying to make her own but is so nervous about it, any help at all would be so appreciated!
Last year, I went to Kinshasa for the first time and I had the pleasure to visit the wonderful LOLA YA BONOBO where many bonobos live. Here is one of my favorite videos.
I have always seen them as very similar apes, but i have never known the exact distinctions. and if anybody could tell me them, that would be great!
As I understand it, the so-called "bonobo handshake" is sex, used to smooth social cohesion and bond different individuals and groups in bonobo societies. So how is it that all the sex does not drive up bonobo population numbers to the point where they are having starving babies die?
I read that bonobos birth only every five years or so, though I presume that they have a more frequent ovulation and remain fertile relatively as much as humans.
And I am aware that among human gatherer-hunter people the lack or abundant calories easily available leads to a lessening of female fertility and that human infants in Nature will die often enough, sometimes within a week of birth, and that when Nature does not take a new child not easily fed, some primitive (meaning low/no-tech) groups will commit infanticide.
Also, Has anyone visited the bonobos at the San Diego Zoo? I am trying to plan a trip, please reach out if you have experience there.
Hello! Where is the best website to, "adopt a bonobo". If you know how much it costs that would be great too! Just want to help :)