Bonobos are the only ape that doesn’t kill. And unlike any other ape, bonobos help each other out (a lot like humans do). Through the use of “bonobo TV,” researchers found that bonobos’ yawns are contagious (also like humans). But while they have humanlike traits, their biggest threat comes from humans.
Video by Eileen Mignoni and Nacho Corbella, with bonobo footage provided by Vanessa Woods of Friends of Bonobos and Jingzhi Tan of Duke University.