Latest Bonobo Stories
Using the study of genetic variation in a large panel of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, researchers from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and Washington University in St. Louis have created a model of great ape history over the past 15 million years.
In a study devoted to comparing the different types of gestures of infant apes and a human, psychologists analyzed video of the three to find remarkable similarities among the species.
In a modified version of the Stanford University Marshmallow Experiment, Hare and Rosati created two experiments meant to measure the emotional reaction of bonobos and chimps when faced with a game of chance.
The Wildlife Conservation Society recently released a manual on protecting great apes in Central African forests.
New analysis of a great ape fossil discovered in 2002 indicates that it could be the last common ancestor of chimps, gorillas and humans.
We primates are social animals and a pair of researchers from Duke University recently decided to look into how one group of primates, bonobos, approach the question of who to share with, and why.
If your mother was anything like mine, you learned early on that it is better to give than to receive. There is something seemingly inherent in our biology that gives us a certain amount of joy when bestowing gifts and favors upon those we love and care for.
Yawning is contagious among many species and two biologists in Italy have found that the social relationships of bonobos can determine if yawns spread from ape to ape.
An Ohio University anthropologist reports the first observation of dominance relationships among adolescent male chimpanzees, which he attributes to the composition of their community.
A new species of monkey discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second to be identified in 28 years (sun-tailed monkey, c. 1984) and the first since the Kipunji was discovered in Tanzania in 2003.
The bonobo (Pan paniscus), until recently is usually called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee. It is one of the two species of chimpanzees. Physical characteristics Its head is smaller than that of the Common Chimpanzee but has a higher forehead. It has a black face with pink lips, small ears, wide nostrils, and long hair on its head. Females have slightly prominent breasts in contrast to the flat breasts of other female apes, though not as prominent...