Sophisticated ape drinks water the classy way
These are the Bonobos apes from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England. The group of apes are enjoying the British sun and hot weather outside and don't seem to want to go inside to drink from their fresh water supply there, so instead they are staying outside and make their way to the pond. Most of the group members all bend down to slurp up the water the ape way. One is trying it with a rubber toy, but as it got holes on either end, it’s not really working like a cup and there is always one that likes to be a bit more classy than the others. This one found a cola bottle cup and uses this to get his water bit by bit out of the pond. It would make much more sense to do it the old fashion ape way to get more into his mouth, but no this one wouldn’t dare to be seen to be so common. Who knew even apes have manners!
Many people think they are Chimpanzees, but although they are very similar and both are closely related to humans, the bonobo is a lot slender in appearance. With the Chimpanzees the males are the dominant, but with the bonobos the females are the dominant once. Unfortunately like a lot of other animals they are threatened by habitat loss and human population growth. Twycross zoo is helping the bonobos getting back to the wild by supporting the Conservation Welfare fund with the daily running of the sanctuary Lola ya Bonobo. In June this year the sanctuary is planning to release 13 more bonobos to the wild!