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Bonobo apes pout and throw tantrums — and gain sympathy

A bonobo embraces another distressed bonobo

A bonobo (right) at a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo consoles a distressed group mate (left) making a ‘pout’ face after a fight. Credit: Zanna Clay/Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary

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Nature 608, 452 (2022)



  1. Heesen, R., Austry, D. A., Upton, Z. & Clay, Z. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 377, 20210310 (2022).

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