Fight breaks out between apes over summer treat

Published July 15, 2019 16,735 Views

Rumble / Wild WildlifeThe rare bonobos getting a summers treat on this hot day. They enjoy the ice with juice that much that they can't stop licking it. When one seems to get more than the other, a fight breaks out with the other ape getting pushed and even kicked. The normal docile bonobos that are our closest relatives start to display. There are more than one ice treat in the enclosure, but what would be the fun in just going to the other one?

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 the bonobo the females. 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.

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