Characteristics Of Bonobos And The Chimpanzees

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Kaylee Smith
Summarizing From Your Sources The two Great Apes that I choose to research are the bonobos and the chimpanzees.
Bonobo: Scientists believe that Bonobos are the the closest relative Great Apes to humans, but the formerly called pygmy chimpanzees are now endangered, and still are quite mysterious.
Humans don’t know a lot about the bonobos like they do with the chimpanzees or gorillas. What we do know is that the bonobo species are mostly on the smaller side, and have small faces, which include a narrow mouth and pink lips. They have long legs and short arms, and their fur mostly comes in a black color, but can sometimes turn gray with age.
There was only one more spot in the reach of the species that was safe for them, but that
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Bonobos live together in groups of about 120, and their characteristics are quite similar to those of the chimpanzees, for the species are very alike to one another. The bonobos are quite friendly to anyone, especially each other, and are quite …show more content…
The exact numbers are not known, but this was one of the greatest drop in the great apes’ history.
Chimpanzees: Chimpanzees are another species of great apes. This breed shares approximately 98% of their DNA with humans, and scientists know a great deal about them. The scientific name for chimps is Pan troglodytes, and some of the common names for them are common chimpanzee and robust chimpanzee.
Like the bonobo, the chimpanzee has a black coat, with bare skin on their face, ears, palms, and soles of the feet, arms below the knees, a prominent mouth, and opposable thumbs. Chimps usually spend their time on the ground, but can find shelter in trees, and can make nests out of the vegetation around them. The species also walks on all fours, but alone they can walk on two legs for over a kilometer, and can sometimes be seen swinging from branch to branch when in their youth.
Humans have found chimpanzees in savanna woodlands, grassland forest mosaics, and tropical forests, and places that have a rainy climate and moist land. The species also tends to hang around places from sea-level to about 3,000m in

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