from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An anthropoid ape (Pan paniscus) of north-central Congo (formerly Zaire), having black hair and more arboreal habits than the common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes). Also called pygmy chimpanzee.
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- n. the pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, from Africa south of the Congo
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an anthropoid ape (Pan paniscus), resembling but smaller than the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes); -- called also pygmy chimpanzee. It is found in the forests of Zaire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small chimpanzee of swamp forests in Zaire; a threatened species
Because females are dominant in bonobo society and everyone engages in plenty of very casual sex, bonobos are much admired by feminists, hippies and pacifists as “the peaceful apes”.
In 2000 the Max-Planck-Institut (MPI, Jena, Germany) with the ICCN Mundja Post, established a long-term bonobo study site outside the western boundary of the south block at Ipope.
Instead of a few days out of her cycle, the female bonobo is almost continuously sexually attractive and active. at Bonobos
Often referred to as the “hippie” apes (partially because bonobos have a lot of casual sex … a perfectly acceptable “Hey, how’s it going?” in bonobo-speak), bonobos don’t quite live up to the moniker, it appears.
He became particularly attached to Chim (later identified as a bonobo), admiring the animal's obvious intelligence and generous nature.
There are other echo warriors who put their lives in jeopardy in West Africa protecting the forgotten ape called the bonobo, and closer to home we in North America battle constantly to ensure the preservation of our iconic mustangs.
The bonobo is a close relative of both the chimpanzee and us.
The bonobo is a pygmy chimpanzee said to be the most human-like of all apes.
In human terms, the bonobo is a promiscuous, bisexual swinger.
The species is also sometimes known as the bonobo.