Quick Facts
Native to Democratic Republic of Congo
Primary Diet Leaves, fruit, stems, worms, and insects
Adult Weight 70 to 85 pounds
Lifespan 40 years
Status Endangered


Bonobos and chimpanzees share 98.7 percent of their DNA with humans, making them and chimpanzees the closest living relatives to humans. Bonobos are led by the females and tend to share a peaceful society. The Milwaukee County Zoo is currently home to the largest group of bonobos in North America.


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