Bonobo pulls alarm for attention -- again

Nov 17th, 2006, 04:42 AM
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Bonobo pulls alarm for attention -- again

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/11/17/ape....ap/index.html

Great little article showing how bright these animals are!
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Nov 17th, 2006, 05:17 PM
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The most amazing thing about the article was that one of the scientists "said she explained the danger of such mischief and Panbanisha (the bonobo) promised not to do it again."

This appeared to be a serious statement and not a cute comment. Or am I just being gullible and not getting a joke.
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Nov 17th, 2006, 05:34 PM
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I think quite serious, Lynn. The researchers have developed ways of communicating with these animals...I saw a documentary about it some time ago but can't recall the detail.

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Has anyone here been to the D R Congo to see the bonobos? I saw a tv show about them last night and have been intrigued. Posters on LP report visiting DRC recently but primarily to climb mountains and see gorillas.
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They are our closest relatives and of course they can comprehend - at least I am convinced ;-)

They have quite remarkable capabilities as counting, logic, comprehension.

Remarkable and astonishing!

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