The "forgotten ape" as Frans DeWaal like to call the bonobo, is not a pervert or a beast. It is a gentle, beautiful, intelligent creature, able to communicate and learn tasks by watching others. An expert at resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner.
Through her studies , Savage-Rumbaugh is demonstrating that the capabilities of a species are not solely determined by biology but mainly by exposure to other cultures.
In this very inspiring video you will see bonobos writing, starting a fire, playing pac-man, grooming their baby.
Bonobos are an endangered species living in the Congo. The estimated population of bonobos in situ is around 5,000. It was estimated to about 10,000 in 1990.