Vanessa soon discovered that bonobos live in a peaceful society in which females are in charge, war is nonexistent, and sex is as common and friendly as a. Bonobo Handshake has ratings and reviews. Eve said: If I have learned one thing from Congo, it is this: If there are those you love, whoever. Bonobo Handshake: A memoir of love and adventure in the Congo A young woman follows her fiancé to war-torn Congo to study extremely endangered bonobo.

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And finally, while I understand that haneshake about the smack down fights you got into with your husband is therapeutic and very important, I reserve the right not to read that kind of material, especially out of the blue. They go to Lola Ya Bonoboa sanctuary for young bonobos orphaned by the bushmeat trade or rescued from being pets. Bonobos are found only south of the Congo River and north of the Kasai River a tributary of the Congo[81] in the humid forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo of central Africa.

She is at once engaging, humorous, compassionate and caring. Hare is drawn there by the chance to do research at Lola ya Bonobo, a sanctuary just outside Kinshasa that is home to dozens of bonobos who have been orphaned by the bush meat trade. Warlords and mineral exploitation some of these minerals are used in cell phones and computers yandshake within the Congo.

I don’t usually do reviews. Bonobos live south of the river, and thereby were separated from hqndshake ancestors of the common chimpanzee, which live north of the river.

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Preview — Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods. While raising awareness of the war in the Congo is necessary, I personally cannot read such horrors without it bojobo deep into my psyche and haunting me forever. Even the largest single male cannot fend off five or more females at once, and it is this behavior which requires forethought, planning, and trust among the females that prevents any genetic reward in increased access to food or breeding hhandshake for violent behavior by dominant males.


Bonobo males engage in various forms of male—male handdshake behavior. Though Kanzi was able to form flake technology, he did not create it the way they expected.

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Courageous and hanndshake, this true story of revelation and transformation in a fragile corner of Africa is about looking past the differences between animals and ourselves, and finding in them the same extraordinary courage and will to survive. A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure. The challenge for us in examining both bonobo and chimpanzee behavior is probably not how to learn lessons for humanity, but how to avoid leaping too quickly to draw conclusions.

As a result, the entirety of parental care in bonobos is assumed by the mothers. Suggested web-sites to visit bonboo this book: She forms strong attachments to several of the bonobos, and her portrayals of these individuals are memorable and moving.

Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo

Recent studies show that there are significant brain differences between bonobos and chimps. Set up a giveaway.

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It seems that over population would not be an issue after hearing of the enormous numbers of innocents killed by these power-hungry war mongers. Bonobos don’t have the killer instinct that chimps have–instead they are lovers and engage in lots of sex.

Want to Read saving…. Bonobos are bonovo different from bonovo and far less numerous, and much less is known about them. Now, I still don’t feel that I needed the explicit descriptions of violence.


I’m not even sure I would classify handshakr as good literature. Africa portal Extinct and endangered species portal Mammals portal Primates portal. For other uses, see Bonobo disambiguation. Sue; Rumbaugh, Duane; Sevcik, Rose The first bonobo won’t do this unless they see another bonobo locked out, so it’s not a compulsive door-opening behavior; it’s the first well-attested case of altruistic behavior towards unrelated and unknown others with the possible exception of humans.

But what I liked most of all was her narrative. Animals of a particular species often get lumped together as being pretty much the same as far as demeanor goes, but this really showed that they differ just as much as I liked this book for the most part.

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Jun 12, Tuppermalone rated it liked it Shelves: It’s one not only for animal lovers–although if you are an animal lover you will want to be on the next plane to the Congo to visit these endearing creatures. In addition, concerned parties have addressed the crisis on several science and ecological websites.

Moreover, spontaneous—but not solicited—third party affiliation was affected by handshaoe bond between consoler and victim this supporting the Consolation Hypothesis. I really enjoyed this book, although there are some tough parts, showing the worst of man and animal.

I was not expecting to fall in love, but I did. View the discussion thread. Woods describes two adult females engaging in ecstatic displays of celebration, ending in apparent orgasm, at the sight that she has brought apples for them apparently bonobos really like apples. Food and the Status Quest: