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Amateur sex threatened with extinction

November 14 2006

Monkey bonobos live in the forests of the Congo. They are absolutely not aggressive, and instead of quarreling and competing, they love each other every 80 minutes in all imaginable poses. To date, bonobos left with 20 thousand individuals, and there is a real threat of their disappearance.

The study involved monkeys affectionate Dutch zoologist and ethologist Frans de Waal. He recently introduced in Italy, his book on the social monkeys, apes, who we know: The past and the future of human nature, "wrote the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

"It is time to stop describing nature as a history of bloody fangs and claws, as a struggle for survival - he said in an interview Frans de Waal. - So loudly advertised the law of the jungle, the exaggerated importance of competition and selfishness, I want to contrast the importance of cooperation, compassion inherent in bonobos, that help them live better. "

Bonobo monkeys living communities, in which teams of females. They are constantly watching each other's eyes, and perfectly able to copy the behavior of others, including man. Bonobos are assisting the sick brethren, and even other animals, says the Telegraph.

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