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The bonobo (sometimes called the pygmy chimpanzee) (Pan paniscus), is one of the species of ape featured in the Planet of the Apes franchise. They come from the "Pan" genus as the chimpanzee and have a resemblance to them, but only darker and slightly smaller. Like the two species of gorilla, these two species are native to the continent of Africa (Found in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo in Salonga National Park), but they evolved separately to the north (chimpanzee) and south (bonobo) of the Congo river. They have a population of around 50,000 and is listed as "Endangered by the IUCN and African Wildlife foundation (

Bonobos do not explicitly appear in the original Planet of the Apes film series; Koba is the first and only known bonobo to appear, in the current reboot film series.


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