Aerden (aerden) wrote,

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Bonobos are an Endangered Species

I was reading an article about bonobo apes being near extinction in the Congo. While reading the article, I came across this gem of a paragraph:

"Bonobos are an icon for peace and love, the world's 'hippie chimps,'" said Sally Coxe of the Washington-based Bonobo Conservation Initiative. "To let them die off would be a catastrophe."

What is this woman smoking?! Does she have any idea how brainless she sounds?

Ma'am--If a species' genetics dictates that its females bear only one offspring every five years, that does tend to point toward it being a species that's not likely to survive too long in the ecological scheme of things.

On the other hand, people who hunt and kill these animals for their meat are speeding up the process unnecessarily.

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