Also called the pygmy chimp, the bonobo is slightly smaller than the common chimpanzee. Sharing more than 98% of its DNA with humans, the bonobo is our closest living relative. Like humans, bonobos live in family groups and are highly intelligent.
- Like other non-human apes, bonobos have longer arms than legs to make traveling in the trees easier.
- Bonobos create and maintain social bonds through sexual behavior.
- Breaking and folding branches, bonobos make nests in the trees to sleep in at night.
- Bonobos suffer from the bushmeat trade, the poaching and selling of wildlife as meat.