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  • Bonobos Relationships

    Since 1929, the bonobo species has been under study. With a 98.5% match to human DNA, bonobos are the most closely related ape species to humans. They live a peaceful existence in the rather chaotic environment of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are very intelligent, exciting creatures that share multiple pleasures, and though they do have distinctive qualities that separate them from humans, the similarities are remarkable. Beginning with their communities, bonobos are very sociable creatures that have communicative systems, and rarely show violence toward one another. They have a “make love not war” attitude that dominates their social systems. In other words, they have a fantastic amount of sex. And it is not just between males and…

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  • Bonobos Vs Chimpanzees

    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,…

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  • Similarities Between Bonobos And Chimpanzees

    Bonobos and chimpanzees are a unique pair of organisms that are a great example of how two different species are so closely related, but are so distant in characteristics. Both bonobos and chimpanzees fall with in the same genius but are two different species altogether. Two million years ago both bonobos and chimpanzees originated from the same common ancestor, making the genome of the two species about 99.6 percent identical. Yet, differences between bonobos and chimpanzees are revealed when…

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  • Similarities Between Chimpanzee And Bonobos

    Chimpanzees and bonobos are characterized as the closest living relatives of humans. Studies have shown that the humans and apes descended from the same ancestor nearly six million years ago. It was at this time that their DNA sequences began to diverge from one another. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) stemmed from the same Pan ancestor, but split about two million years ago when the Congo River formed (Prufer, 2012). While the separation between the Homo and Pan…

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  • Evolutionary Relationship Between Chimpanzee And Bonobo

    The chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and the bonobo (Pan paniscus) are the two closest living relatives of humans. While, bonobos and chimpanzees are very similar to each other, they also differ in many significant ways. However, in some ways they resemble more closely to humans than to each other. For example, chimpanzee males are much more aggressive and violent, especially when competing for a mate or a rank within the group. This violence can be lethal. In their communities, male to male bonds…

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  • The Gentle Ape Chapter Analysis

    It was found that the skull of a chimpanzee was smaller than the normal skull, in results finding a new form of the chimpanzee. This discovery was the explanation for the bonobos; the closest primate to the Homo sapien. It was also explained in the text that the reason it took this long for bonobos to be found is because they were so similar to chimpanzees. The text then introduces Robert Yerkes to the readers, an author of “The Great Apes and Chimpanzees” and founder of the worlds most…

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  • Primate Discussion Questions

    What did you think of these films? Answer: I loved watching them, especially Koko, it was a rollercoaster ride for my emotions. It was fascinating to see the way Koko and Kanzi, had learned to communicate in the same language that humans do. I keep wondering if more people were as dedicated as Dr. Patterson with this subject, how far we would be today with communicating with other primates. Would these primates eventually be teaching other primates the human language by means of cultural…

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  • Joann Ellison's Sex: A Natural History

    flourishes in the heat of the moment; and, before you know it, the couple finds themselves fondling each other, eventually leading to sexual intercourse between the male and female. Something unexpected happens when a female onlooker joins in on the fun and begins to vigorously rub genitals with the female of the couple. The male of the couple invites another male from the crowd of onlookers and they begin to caress each other’s genitals as well. Suddenly, an orgy is in full-effect. So, where is…

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  • Primates Human Behavior

    sharpened sticks to hunt prey (Primates). Although chimpanzees do not rely on material culture for survival, they still create and perpetuate such (Larsen, 2011). On the basis of learning skills researchers have conducted studies into chimpanzee tool use and cognitive ability. They determined that chimps have the capability perform some complex mental skills that include symbolization and retention. Chimps are not the only primates capable of complex learning. An orangutan named Strawberry…

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  • The Garden Of Earthly Delights Analysis

    To think that I would have a completely different way of thinking about my daily activities from research of a painting of “The Garden of Earthly Delights” by Heironymus Bosch, this painting is a part of our first year read book that is brought up on many occasions by Frans Dee Waal who relates it back to the Bonobos. This painting required much time looking at and much research. To me this painting has made me come to think so much about temptations that we fight in our life, to me as a college…

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