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Last Great Ape, The

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

The Bonobo in All of Us
Learn how the bonobo shed light on a different side of human nature, what makes bonobos different from chimps, how the war in the Congo has affected the species, and more in this interview with primatologist Frans de Waal. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Read My Lips
See eight bonobo facial expressions and gestures and learn what they mean. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Kanzi the Bonobo
Hear primatologist Sue Savage-Rumbaugh explain what makes Kanzi, a bonobo who understands about 360 lexigram symbols, so special in this five-part audio slide show. Total running time: 6 minutes 15 seconds. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Our Family Tree
Take a look at what sets humans and the four other hominids—the gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo, and orangutan—apart from one another and hear what each one sounds like. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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