The bonobo is distinguished by relatively long legs, pink lips, dark face, tail-tuft through adulthood, and parted long hair on its head. The species is frugivorous  and inhabits primary and secondary forests , including seasonally inundated swamp forests. Because of political instability in the region and the timidity of bonobos, there has been relatively little field work done observing the species in its natural habitat. Along with the common chimpanzee, the bonobo is the closest extant relative to humans. Bonobos live south of the river, and thereby were separated from the ancestors of the common chimpanzee, which live north of the river.
Bonobo Sex and Society
Casual Sex Play Common Among Bonobos | Discover Magazine
S he had glossy black hair and eyelashes that arrived a minute before she did. He was gone. When airport officials discovered her, they almost euthanised her. But luck was on her side, and she was sent back to where she came from, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A moment that changed me – my husband fell in love with a bonobo
The cries one calls out during sex can serve as status symbols advertising just how popular your partners are, according to new findings in the sexually promiscuous chimpanzees known as bonobos. Just like humans, sex is not used simply for reproduction among bonobos, but now also serves as a social tool, researchers added. Bonobos, once known as pygmy chimpanzees, are the sister species of common chimpanzees, and with them are the closest living relatives to humans.
Bonobos have some unique social habits that make them highly fascinating to zoologists. Why is same-sex sexual behavior so important to these females? Bonobos are a now endangered species of great ape.