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Cory Trybushyn Cory Trybushyn Bruce Ruchalski Joe Kapanek • Steven Blount • Kaushal Amin and
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Rank Rank and and Dominance Dominance / / Hierarchy Hierarchy Pan troglodyte Pan paniscus Chimpanzee Bonobo
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What  What  is is  a Bonobo?”  a Bonobo?”  •  •  Biologically speaking, bonobos are the closest you can get to being human  Biologically speaking, bonobos are the closest you can get to being human  without being human.  without being human.  •  •  Bonobos and humans share 98.4% of the same DNA.  Bonobos and humans share 98.4% of the same DNA.  •  •  They dwell in the tropical forests of the Congo Basin south of the  They dwell in the tropical forests of the Congo Basin south of the  Congo River.  Congo River.  •  •  Bonobos are found in only one country: the Democratic Republic of  Bonobos are found in only one country: the Democratic Republic of  Congo (former Zaire). Congo (former Zaire).
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Life Stages Life Stages Age Age •Nursing Period 0-5 •First Genital swelling 7 •Begins to wander between groups 8 •Settles into new group 9-13 •Menarche and first-sized swelling 10 •Full grown 14-16 •First offspring 13-15 •Menopause 40 •Longevity 50-55 •# of possible offspring in lifetime 5-6
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A Different Breed of Ape A Different Breed of Ape •  Bonobos walk bipedally, on two feet, more easily and for longer  Bonobos walk bipedally, on two feet, more easily and for longer  periods of time than the other apes.  periods of time than the other apes.  •  •  They are highly intelligent.  They are highly intelligent.  •  •  Some bonobos in captivity have Some bonobos in captivity have     even learned to use human language!  even learned to use human language!  • 
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2009 for the course BIO 200 taught by Professor Herreid during the Fall '07 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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