The Bonobo is "Cupid's Ape", it is man's closest ancestor and it makes "Love not War".
The Bonobo is one of the worlds nicest and most endangered animals and we ignore it because our corporations control our media and they want the gold, Silver and Ura
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Bonobo - Pan paniscus, Schwarz, 1929.
IUCN STATUS CATEGORY Endangered
HABITAT Mostly primary and secondary forest, although seasonally inundated swamp forest is also utilised.
GEOGRAPHICAL SPREAD Restricted to the central Zaire Basin, Congo.
CURRENT POPULATION Difficult to survey because of habitat type; estimates range from 13,000 to 200,000.
SIZE Head and body length 7 to 83cm.
WEIGHT Males 37 to 61kg. Females 27 to 38kg.
AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY Unknown. Probably similar to that for the Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes).
NORMAL DIET Fruit comprises most of the diet. Other vegetable matter and invertebrates are also taken.
NORMAL LIFESTYLE Social structure is based on communities of 30 to 50 animals. Sleeping nests are built in trees. Bonobos frequently stand upright unlike Common Chimpanzees and also have a higher propensity to make and use tools. Bonobos specialise in social, sexual and possibly even linguistic communication.
PREVIOUS GEOGRAPHICAL SPREAD Similar to current geographic spread.
REASONS FOR DECLINE Decline has mostly occurred since the 1970s when increasing human population pressures forced Bonobos to retreat into remote forest areas.
CURRENT THREATS Habitat loss (logging, agriculture) and hunting (bushmeat) are the principal threats to this species.
CONSERVATION PROJECTS They have been mostly studied at two sites: the Lomako forest and Wamba. At Wamba, people and Bonobos coexist peacefully, as local traditions here say that the Chimps and Humans were brothers in the past. A Bonobo Protection and Conservation Fund has been established to contribute to the protection and further study of this species. Protected by national law, but with little enforcement.
SPECIAL FEATURES Bonobos are arguably the most human like animal.
Dr. Jane Goodallkomt weer naar Nederland !! Op donderdag 7 september geeft Jane Goodall een publiekslezing in de aula van de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. Tijdens deze avond zult u, naast de inspirerende lezing van Jane Goodall, zeer interessante bijdragen horen van:
prof. Jan van Hooff, emeritus hoogleraar en primatoloog, verbonden aan de Universiteit Utrecht; prof. Ab Osterhaus, hoogleraar virologie, verbonden aan de Erasmus MC Rotterdam.
De lezing begint om 19.30 uur en is voor iedereen toegankelijk. Na de lezing zal er ruim de tijd zijn voor de gebruikelijke signeersessie door Jane.