Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lola’s boat seized by pirate bonobos.

The education department was entertaining a very large group of pupils that day. Did they perhaps untie the boat’s mooring? With no supervision, the boat gently went adrift in direction of bamboo beach in Enclosure One, there a group of curious bonobos salvaged the boat… Manono, standing waist deep in the water held the boat […]

Some males share like bonobos, others like chimpanzees

Check out this new study done at Lola!! Human men may look similar to male bonobos before competition, but status striving males probably look more like chimpanzees. A new study published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals differing hormone levels in our two closest relatives, bonobos and chimpanzees, in anticipation of […]

Are you a gambling chimp or a sure-thing bonobo?

Ok, here’s your choice. I have $20 in my left hand. If you choose my left hand, you always get $20. My right hand varies. You could get $5, you could get $60. You have to do this 6 times. Which hand do you pick? Right hand, and you’re a chimp, left hand, and you’re […]

Women against violence – be more bonobo!

In the US, 600 women are sexually assaulted every day. One woman is beaten by her partner every 15 seconds. Despite education campaigns and law enforcement, and penalties, violence continues to threaten women throughout America. What can we do to make women safe? I believe bonobos, may have the answer. Once I saw Tatango, an […]

Are we hardwired to kill

We like to think that murderers are psychopaths, with some kind of abnormal psychology that would never appear in us, or someone we know. And yet most of us think we would kill in certain situations, like if we were at war, or someone was about to kill a person we loved. How ‘natural’ is […]