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  1. the pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus, from Africa south of the Congo

Sexual behaviour

The Bonobo, which has a matriarchal society, is a fully bisexual species — both males and females engage in sexual behaviour with the same and the opposite sex, with females being particularly noted for engaging in sexual behaviour with each other and at up to 75% of sexual activity being nonreproductive. Primatologist Frans de Waal believes that Bonobos use sexual activity to resolve conflict between individuals. Sexual activity occurs between almost all ages and sexes of Bonobo societies.





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