Ever wantobo about a bonobo?

Bonobo/ Pan paniscus


The Bonobo is lacking in a tail as are all extent apes. The pelage color is black and may turn of a grayish color with age as humans. The fore arms are longer than the hind limbs and the bonobo has a short thumb. The skull of bonobo is more gracile and their limbs are slender. Scientific name: Pan Paniscus. Average weight of a male is around 95 pounds and an average weight of a female is around 82 pounds. Their lips are reddish on a black face. Bonobo's infants are born small and develop slower than other ape infants.

Geographic location:

They have been found in the country of Zaire. This species prefers to live in dry, primary forests in the crowns and the shrub levels of the forest. Bonobos are the largest primate in the Congo Basin South and largest consumers of fruit.

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Anamilia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Hominidae

Genus: Pan

Species: P. paniscus

Threats and Solutions

Due to it's large size and the ability of the bonobo to escape into trees, the bonobo has few natural predators in the African forests. The main ones of the bonobo are humans (who hunt the bonobo for it's meat) and the odd crocodile when the bonobo gets close to the water. It is thought that other large primates may prey on the bonobo in the wild but that will often be down to disagreements over territory that turn nasty. Today, the bonobo is considered to be endangered animal with only 10,000 bonobo individuals thought to be left in the wild. The bonobo populations have declined dramatically due to hunting an habitat loss. The civil unrest in the region has also made the bonobo populations more vulnerable.