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Primates

Bonobo

Species

Bonobo

Lifespan

Up to 40 years

Range

Bonobos only live in a small area to the south of the Congo river

Diet

Bonobos mainly feed on fruit, but also consume shoots and leaves. They will also eat invertebrates and small vertebrates

Social structure

Communities number anywhere from 20 to more than 100 individuals. They are less aggressive than chimpanzees, and avoid other troops. They have a matriarchal society structure.

Reproduction

Bonobos have a gestation period of 225 days. Theyusuallygive birth to one baby.Twins are very rare.

Threats

Bonobos are listed as Endangered. They are hunted for meat. There may only be between 10,000-15,000 left due to destruction of their habitat and hunting.

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