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One of our first-season Secret Lifers, Laurie Santos, told us that her very favorite primate was the bonobo, aka “the hippie primate.”

Sue and bonobo... AWWWW!!

So it’s time to peace out and watch this totally sweet video about Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and her work with bonobos. Dr. Savage-Rumbaugh was recently named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” (Experts believe her victory was fueled by a larger-than-expected voter turnout among bonobos. We hope this means Laurie will be on the list next year!)

The baby bonobo in the video is so adorable that you won’t mind the short commercial you’ll have to endure to see him. That little guy surely lets his freak flag fly.

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Tom Miller

    Tom Miller is the producer of “Secret Life” and co-editor of the site’s blog. His job involves interviewing scientists and engineers, getting them to tell their amazing stories and occasionally trying to get them to sing. It’s a fantastic gig and Tom is extremely grateful for it.