Bonobos at the Great Ape Trust

In this wonderful piece by Anderson Cooper, we visit Susan Savage-Rumbaugh and bonobos Kanzi and Panbanisha at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa.  The video reveals the very developed communication skills of bonobos.

If you liked this video, you may be interested in our post about Susan Savage-Rumbaugh’s fascinating TED Talk on bonobos.  You can also learn more about bonobos by reading our article: Bonobo.

Bonobos’ Amazing Capacity to Learn

Here is a video of a fascinating talk given by Susan Savage-Rumbaugh in 2004 about bonobos.  Studies showed that bonobos display many similarities to early man in their ability to walk bipedally and make/use stone tools.  The video also demonstrates bonobos’ great capacity to learn human culture simply by watching the behavior of the scientists around them, including playing musical instruments, writing, making fires, and driving.