This is the only place where you can find all four types of great ape, including Britain's only collection of bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee
"I am," says the bonobo and she's the female of this ape species, otherwise known as the pygmy chimpanzee
. "That's me," whistles the orca, the toothed whale that belongs to the oceanic dolphin family, although to her, it's neither her size nor her aggression that makes her the leader of the pack, it's her longevity--females outlive males by 40 years--and her resultant knowledge of the lay of the ocean by which to lead her matriarchal unit on the food hunt.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The most detailed range-wide assessment of the bonobo (formerly known as the pygmy chimpanzee
) ever conducted has revealed that this poorly known and endangered great ape is quickly losing space in a world with growing human populations.
The researchers compared Denisova mitochondrial DNA with complete mitochondrial sequences from 54 people who are living today as well as a human who lived in Siberia about 30,000 years ago, six Neandertals that lived more than 40,000 years ago, a modern pygmy chimpanzee
and a modern common chimp.
Pan paniscus: pygmy chimpanzee
from south of the Congo River.
The bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee
, is found only in the heart of Africa's Congo basin.
agency said developments in infrastructure posed a threat to the survival of the main great ape species such as gorilla, chimpanzee, pygmy chimpanzee
, and orangutan.
But spending an afternoon in the company of Panbanisha, a 14-year-old bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee
, and her one-year-old baby, Nyota, convinced me otherwise.
This chapter discusses the bonobo (once called the pygmy chimpanzee
, but now recognized as a separate species).
These standardized numbers of transversional differences with humans were: common chimpanzee, 29.17 [+ or -] 0.966, pygmy chimpanzee
, 31.79 [+ or -] 1.02, and gorilla, 44.76 [+ or -] 1.86.
Spontaneous symbol acquisition and communicative use by a pygmy chimpanzee