The bonobo or pygmy chimpanzee is a species of great ape. They are smaller than the common chimpanzee and only live in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The bonobo can be easily distinguished from the larger chimpanzee by its more slender legs, pink lips, dark colored face, tail tuft which it retains throughout adulthood and parted long hair on its head. It is omnivorous and along with the chimpanzee is considered to be man's closest living relative. Both species are threatened by habitat loss and the pet trade. Typically, bonobos live for 40 years in captivity although their wild lifespan is unknown.

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