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 The Bonobo Conservation Initiative Bonobos are in crisis. Humankind's closest relatives are teetering on the brink of extinction. Trapped in a war zone in the central Congo, bonobos are being hunted for meat and profit. Bonobos are the rarest of all great ape species and no one knows how many survive. In fact, most people don't even know they exist! These amazing primates, who are so much like us, remain shrouded in mystery.

Bonobo Foundation Peace Through Pleasure by Susan Block, Ph.D.Deep in the soul of the hot, wet swamps of the Congo, there is a tribe. It is here, in their wild, erotic Garden of Eden, that our closest cousins, the bonobos, live and share a powerful kind of pleasure, and make an extraordinary kind of love. 

Great Ape Trust is a sanctuary and scientific research facility in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture, language, tools and intelligence. Announced in 2002 and receiving its first ape residents in 2004, Great Ape Trust is home to a colony of seven bonobos involved in noninvasive interdisciplinary studies of their cognitive and communicative capabilities. Great Ape Trust is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

The Bushmeat Project See our newsfeed of breaking stories. Print and get signers for EAZA petition now!! Bushmeat Smuggled into London! Health Risk?Great Apes at the Threshold: Conference in Boston; AprilCITES Bushmeat Working Group meets in Cameroon

Pan paniscus (Bonobo Or Pygmy Chimpanzee): NarrativeClassification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata ,Class: Mammalia, Order: Primates, Family: Hominidae Genus Pan, Species: Pan paniscus


Bonobo Society: Amicable, Amorous and Run by Females By NATALIE ANGIER

Nature's raucous bestiary rarely serves up good role models for human behavior, unless you happen to work on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange. But there is one creature that stands out from the chest-thumping masses as an example of amicability, sensitivity and, well, humaneness: a little-known ape called the bonobo, or, less accurately, the pygmy chimpanzee.

bonobos .org Great Pictures

Bonobo Sex and SocietyThe behavior of a close relative challenges assumptions about male supremacy in human evolution .by Frans B. M. de Waal










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 Did you know.......?

Bonobos and dolphins are the only  animals other than humans known to engage in sex for pleasure. 


bonobo mother with child at Columbus Zoo