Bonobo Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, genetically speaking. More interesting than that though: they’ve mastered the art of conflict resolution in a most curious and salacious way! Anytime things get heated… well, Bonobo chimps get heated too and then the conflict is resolved!
Please note that there are scenes of a graphic nature in this video, and if you’ve ever doubted our relationship with apes, this video may finally convince you otherwise!
Video Source: “Wild Wives of Africa – Bonobos” uploaded by NatGeoWild on YouTube channel https://youtu.be/82GUjPConiE
Bonobo Chimpanzees are incredibly sexually liberated and use this intimate act (homosexually and heterosexually) as a way to express just about every emotion. If there’s one thing to be said for this, they certainly spend more time bonking than fighting! What’s also interesting to see in this video is just how humanoid their behaviour is.
It gives credence to the adage: Make love not war!