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Bonobos are one of humankind’s closest living relatives, sharing more than 98% of our DNA. These great apes are complex beings with profound intelligence, emotional expression, and sensitivity. In contrast to the competitive, male-dominated culture of chimpanzees, bonobo society is peaceful, matriarchal, and more egalitarian.

Bonobo, Sadly, these amazing apes are highly endangered, classified by the IUCN Red List as facing possible extinction

He's so expressive

Staring into the camera, they appear to be baring their soul. These intimate portraits of apes at Frankfurt Zoo reveal a side of the animals rarely seen.

Theres another little human getting ready to toss me some peanuts...No silly don't eat them!

Theres another little human getting ready to toss me some peanuts.

bonobo the chimp

A captive bonobo at the University of Haifa has learned to make stone tools that are on par with those made by early humans, scientists say.

.: bonobo :. (by piri198)  Tagged: primate ape bonobo  Posted on July 6, 2013 with 3 notes  Source: Flickr / piri198

.: bonobo :. (by piri198) Tagged: primate ape bonobo Posted on July 6, 2013 with 3 notes Source: Flickr / piri198

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Photographs of primates by Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers

Picture: Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers / Rex Features (via 97 per cent human: photographs of primates by Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers - Telegraph)

A troop of bonobos.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

A troop of Bonobo chimpanzees, humanity's closest living relative.

The bonobo is one of the most rare and intelligent primates in the world; they’re only found in a small part of the Democratic Republic of Congo and, among other things, their social structure is unique, complex, and largely peaceful.

llbwwb: “ It’s time for Animal Hour:) Bonobos (by Official San Diego Zoo) ”

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