facts about bonobo monkey

genetic relatedness

Our shared genetic makeup with bonobos is 99.3% identical! Brain with Empathy

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-inducing VENs

thy-inducing VENs are also present in the brains of bonobos.

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The maximum height 

The maximum height to which a bonobo can jump is 27.5 inches.

Feminine Genius

Bonobos, unlike chimps, accept a mostly matriarchal social structure.

Bonds of Motherhood

Young male bonobos remain with their mothers until puberty, at which point the females leave.

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Parity among Women

Women get together to counteract the domination of men.


To treat parasites, bonobos use a drug called Manniophyton fulvum.

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