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The Bonobo - Human's closest living relative

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    Baileybearposted 6 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eubDSQrFako

    http://www.omg-facts.com/view/Facts/16642

    More closely related to humans than the common chimp.  Experimental with sex, promisicious, etc.

    More human-like than many would like to admit?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't follow links here.  But maybe I can search for it...

      Anyway, I think it's more like----
      Humans behave more animal-like than many would like to admit.

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      Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In a sense ... the bugs, are our closest "relatives" ...

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      Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      See ... what one less Chromosome does ?

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      getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Warning:  Video is rated PG-13!

      Amazing.  I also read that the Bonobos, like humans, are either right or left handed.

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    Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago

    Are you also like Darwin ... thinking, Physical Resemblences makes brothers, and cousins ?

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      Baileybearposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Bonobos share more than 98% identical DNA to humans.  That's on top of physical resemblences

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        TahoeDocposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have been fascinated by bonobos since I read Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan's book "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors". There's a chapter called Lives of the Apes and the information about bonobos was new to me. I re-read it many times.

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    Trish_Mposted 6 years ago

    Bonobo are amazing. I just have to keep looking at them, to see the resemblances.

 
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