By Xeni Jardin at 7:43 pm Tue, May 21, 2013
"Bath Time." A photograph shared in the Boing Boing Flickr pool by Cody Pope.
It seems to be an open question whether or not chimps can swim, but they are said to generally avoid water.
Bonobos are not chimps. Their behavior is very different.
Most animals are strong swimmers. I read that rhinos sink. Armadillos are supposed to sink, but they cross streams by just trotting along the bottom. But none of this may be true.
Oh my god, nobody told them to never cross the streams?!
Neither swim. Bonobos hang out in water, though. Not sure if Chimps like water.
God, at first glance I thought that was a stiff, dead chimp in the water. I thought, “what a morbid article title.”
Look at those feet thumbs.
A bonobo eh? I bet I know what that left hand is doing…
I took this photo! And bonobos can’t swim. But they do like water!!
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