Photo: "Loving" Bonobos Seen Killing, Eating Other Primates



Chimplike apes unique to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bonobos groom one another at a sanctuary.

An October 2008 study reveals that some bonobos—one of humankind's closest genetic relatives—hunt and eat other primates.

Groups of the endangered chimpanzee subspecies were observed stalking, chasing, and killing monkeys they later consumed.

Photograph by Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters


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