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(NPR)   Researchers discover Bonobos prefer to share food, handies with strangers. Yes really   (npr.org) divider line 12
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2013-01-03 07:17:22 PM
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The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Sexual cannibalism is common among bonobos in captivity, and under some circumstances may also be observed in the field. The female may begin feeding by biting off the male's head (as they do with regular prey), and if mating has begun, the male's movements may become even more vigorous in its delivery of sperm. Bonobos feed on prey as adults by attaching their mouthparts to the target animal's body, then using their teeth to cut through surface tissues until they reach blood and body fluid. Although attacks on humans do occur, they will generally not attack humans unless starved.

Adult female bonobos parasitize other species by ovipositing into their hosts.
The egg hatches inside of the host into a larva. The parasitoid larva, by feeding on the inside of the host, then develops into a more mature larvae ready for pupation and eats its way out of the dying or dead host. It then spins a cocoon and pupates.

Bonobos can imitate human speech or other sounds.

An bonobo has a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localized in its brain. Two-thirds of an bonobo's neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which have limited functional autonomy. Bonobo arms show a variety of complex reflex actions that persist even when they have no input from the brain. Bonobos are also able to squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to five feet.

Bonobos can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K), or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K). They can withstand the extremely low pressure of a vacuum and also very high pressures, more than 1,200 times atmospheric pressure. Bonobos can survive the vacuum of open space and solar radiation combined for at least 10 days.

Bonobos are a significant predator of birds. UK assessments indicate that they may be accountable for an estimated 64.8 million bird deaths each year. Bonobos use venom to immobilize or kill their prey.
2013-01-03 05:08:11 PM
2 votes:

The Angry Hand of God: I have been just sitting on my left hand until it goes numb. Then I don't have to share my fruit with anyone.

I'm supposed to be using my left hand?
Crap, I can't do anything right.
2013-01-03 03:53:00 PM
2 votes:
Bonobos use sexytime for everything from fun to conflict resolution. "Oh, we're both going for the same fruit? Who needs it, let's get freaky instead!"

Heterosexual, homosexual, bonobos don't care. They just wanna fark. Bonobos are awesome like that.
2013-01-03 03:36:42 PM
2 votes:
So apes will offer valuables in hope of getting some strange.
2013-01-03 03:11:20 PM
2 votes:
Bonobos are the biggest whores of the animal kingdom.  We used to have that position, until religion knocked us out of the top spot.   Without this handicap of shame, we could be leading the competition.
2013-01-03 07:27:13 PM
1 votes:

MorePeasPlease: The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Sexual cannibalism is common among bonobos in captivity, and under some circumstances may also be observed in the field. The female may begin feeding by biting off the male's head (as they do with regular prey), and if mating has begun, the male's movements may become even more vigorous in its delivery of sperm. Bonobos feed on prey as adults by attaching their mouthparts to the target animal's body, then using their teeth to cut through surface tissues until they reach blood and body fluid. Although attacks on humans do occur, they will generally not attack humans unless starved.

Adult female bonobos parasitize other species by ovipositing into their hosts.
The egg hatches inside of the host into a larva. The parasitoid larva, by feeding on the inside of the host, then develops into a more mature larvae ready for pupation and eats its way out of the dying or dead host. It then spins a cocoon and pupates.

Bonobos can imitate human speech or other sounds.

An bonobo has a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localized in its brain. Two-thirds of an bonobo's neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which have limited functional autonomy. Bonobo arms show a variety of complex reflex actions that persist even when they have no input from the brain. Bonobos are also able to squirt an aimed stream of blood from the corners of the eyes for a distance of up to five feet.

Bonobos can survive being heated for a few minutes to 151 °C (424 K), or being chilled for days at −200 °C (73 K). They can withstand the extremely low pressure of a vacuum and also very high pressures, more than ...


I'll have what he's having.
2013-01-03 06:27:06 PM
1 votes:

Gonz: Heterosexual, homosexual, bonobos don't care. They just wanna fark. Bonobos are awesome like that.


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2013-01-03 05:11:51 PM
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yanntraboulsi.com
2013-01-03 04:59:37 PM
1 votes:
I have been just sitting on my left hand until it goes numb. Then I don't have to share my fruit with anyone.
2013-01-03 02:58:05 PM
1 votes:
but goddammit if they don't make comfortable pants.
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2013-01-03 02:36:33 PM
1 votes:
So did the Bonobos do this before the researchers started "studying" them, or is it just really lonely in the jungle?
2013-01-03 01:55:38 PM
1 votes:
The homeless have a similar arrangement...or so I've heard.
 
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