Bonobo

(Pan paniscus)

Bonobos are our closest relatives along with chimpanzees. In their native home in Africa, several bonobo clans form loose associations of up to 100 animals. The sociable omnivores spend most of their time high up in the trees, where they build nests and eat. Besides fruit, nuts and leaves, bonobos sometimes also feed on insects and small vertebrates.

[Translate to Englisch:] Bonobo Dame Yala

CHARACTERISTICS

Range
Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Habitat
tropical rainforests

Diet
Fruits, leaves, herbs, nuts, seeds and bark

Population
Highly endangered; according to estimates, there are only 10,000 to 50,000 animals left

Size
approx. 70 to 83 cm

Weight
Male: 37 to 61 kg; Female: 27 to 38 kg

Gestation period
7 to 8 months