The Life of Bonobos in a Tropical Rainforest

  • Takeshi Furuichi
Part of the Primatology Monographs book series (PrimMono)


“Which one do you think you would prefer to be, a bonobo or a chimp?” I inadvertently took a deep breath and looked around. It was summer 2005 and I was just finishing an interview with a BBC reporter at the British Embassy in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). A variety of trees and ornamental flowers were planted in a large and carefully tended garden. The red flowers of African ginger added a vibrant color. It was as if I was at a corner of a lush botanical garden exhibiting tropical vegetation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Furuichi
    • 1
  1. 1.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyamaJapan

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