Baby Bonobo Plays 'Airplane' With It's Mother at Cincinnati Zoo

StoryfulNewsPublished: January 31, 2018
Published: January 31, 2018

Staff at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Ohio shared a video of a bonobo frolicking with its mother as they drilled home the message that play is as important for an animal as it is for a human. A clip shared to the zoo’s Facebook page on January 30 shows a baby bonobo, also known as a pygmy chimp, playing airplane with it’s mother. “Play is very important for a variety of species of animals including both humans and bonobos,” a post on the zoo’s Facebook page read. “Sharing more than 98% of its DNA with humans, the bonobo is our closest living relative. Like humans, bonobos live in family groups and are highly intelligent.” The clip had earned 50,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens via Storyful

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