Unlike Us

The Bonobo is a species formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee.

Their varied diet includes both vegetation, fruit, nuts and seeds, and also small mammals, honey and eggs.

Ah, mammal, eggs and….honey?

Thanks to Jack for the link to this touching news item about Bili, a three month old male Bonobo, being flown economy class to Germany to link up with a foster mother.

There is something so endearing about these little critters, perhaps because they look and behave so like us… At one time they were thought to have 95% similar DNA to humans, but that analysis has been disputed. Looks like they are all but extinct. A thought for them….

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