18 May '18, 12am

Humans and bonobos share about 99 percent of their DNA.

Humans and bonobos share about 99 percent of their DNA.

Bonobos whimper when they fail, just like humans. Bonobos move quadrupedally in a special position called knuckle-walking. In trees, they also tend to suspend themselves from their arms to move around easier. And on the ground, the bonobo can walk bipedally as well, making it the most human-like of all apes. The bonobo lives in a fission-fusion society. That is, dividing and coming back together on a regular basis. Groups range from 50-100 which, during the day, break up into smaller foraging parties. At night, they reunite with each subgroup making a sleeping nest from branches and leaves. Bonobos control their emotions during times of happiness, sorrow, excitement, or anger. They also have human-like gestures when communicating without sound—they beg by stretching out an open hand and they whimper if they fail at something. Bonobos love to feast on fruit. While fruit is ...

Full article: https://www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/bonobo

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