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Bonobo

Pan paniscus

  • Bonobos are the least aggressive of the apes and physical violence almost never occurs – they make love, not war!
  • Bonobos have sex every six hours on average.
  • Just one bonobo community may contain enough individuals to fill ten minibuses.
  • Along with chimpanzees, bonobos are man’s closest living relatives differing from us by only 1.3% of our DNA (we are 98.7% identical).
  • Bonobos have also been called “pygmy chimpanzees”, although they are in fact a separate species and very similar in size to chimpanzees.