What Is A Bonobo Monkey?

A Bonobo monkey (Pan paniscus) is an endangered species of primate found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa. It is the closest living relative to the common chimpanzee, and can be distinguished by its long legs, pink lips, and black face. The bonobo has a matriarchal social system, meaning females lead the way and are the larger force in decision-making.

Their diets consist largely of fruits and nuts, though they also enjoy other foods such as leaves, honey, and insects. Conservation efforts to protect Bonobo monkeys have included reforestation of their natural habitat and habitat protection.

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