The Bonobo is a huge species of ape that is only discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa. Bonobo is also recognized as the dwarf chimpanzee and the pygmy chimpanzee. Bonobo is considered to be very intimately linked to the chimpanzee and the two species divide very similar characteristics.
Bonobo is thought to have developed from the antecedents of the ordinary chimpanzee millions of years ago when the Congo River was produced. Today bonobo survives south of the Congo river and chimpanzees live north of the river. It means that they have evolved as two different species.
Along with the chimpanzee, bonobo is considered to be one of the secret living relatives of the human. The bonobo shares 97% of the identical DNA that makes up humans and bonobo shows very similar behaviour to humans as far as group communication and reproduction are concerned. Along with a numeral of other primate species including humans, the bonobo has opposable thumbs which permit it to grip onto food and trees.