Bonobo, the Endangered "Hippie" Chimps.

From the website:

"Bonobos are an icon for peace and love, the world's 'hippie chimps,"' said Sally Coxe of the Washington-based Bonobo Conservation Initiative. "To let them die off would be a catastrophe."

The animals are known for greeting rival groups with genital handshakes and sensual body rubs. Bonobo spats are swiftly settled -- often with a French kiss and a quick round of sex.

Unfortunately, bonobos are prized by Congolese for their tasty meat, and many villagers who are illegally hunting the wiry, wizen-faced apes don't realize how close their prey is to extinction.

Link (Thanks David R!)


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Kind of demonstrates the utility of hippy pacifism versus common sense in the real world.

There's a reason why humans rule and bonobos exist at our mercy.
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