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VIDEO: Bonobo ape sex and communication

Endangered bonobo apes show close similarities with human beings, especially when it comes to two favourite activities – communication and sex.

Endangered bonobo apes show close similarities with human beings, especially when it comes to two favourite activities — communication and sex.

Author Sara Gruen made bonobos characters in her new novel, The Ape House, and is trying to raise awareness about their plight — only a few thousand remain in the wild in the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

While in Toronto on her book tour, she spoke to CBC's The National about bonobo behaviour and her personal encounters with bonobos.

 

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