Bonobos share 98.7% of DNA with humans

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This is uncanny. Look at the photos -- they are obviously apes, yet if you look in their faces they are so human.

    UK Daily Mail: Extraordinary images that show just how similar we are to our closest living relative – the bonobo: Affectionate primates share 98.7% of human DNA right down to hair loss (Sept 4 2013)
    • Species is usually found in the Congo, but they are classed as endangered due to conflict and other atrocities
    • Photographer Graham McGeorge, 42, captured magnificent moments at Jacksonville Zoo, in Florida, US
    • Bonobos seen acting and behaving similar to humans, showing signs of emotion, intelligence and thought
     

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