The Last Great Ape
Read My Lips
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Read My Lips

Bonobos have many ways of letting other bonobos know what's on their mind. In this slide show, study a random sampling of bonobo facial expressions and gestures, and learn to tell the difference between, say, "Let's play!" and "Give me some food." All photos were taken by Dr. Amy Pollick of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta (see Resources). The bonobos live at the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Wild Animal Park (see credits for specifics).—Darby Proctor

Darby Proctor is a research assistant at the Living Links Center.

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