Bonobos at the Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary, the world's only bonobo sanctuary, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo demonstrate sharing behaviors that favor strangers over apes in their own group. Photo Credit: Jingzhi Tan.
WASHINGTON – New research suggests that the Bonobo, an ape native to the Congo, prefers to share their food with strangers rather than giving its food to an acquaintance.
Host Andrew Hiller spoke with Jingzhi Tan with the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University to take a look into animalistic altruism.
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