Bonobos voluntarily share their own food with others

@article{Hare2010BonobosVS,
  title={Bonobos voluntarily share their own food with others},
  author={B. Hare and Suzy Kwetuenda},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={R230-R231}
}
Comparisons between chimpanzees and humans have led to the hypothesis that only humans voluntarily share their own food with others. However, it is hard to draw conclusions because the food-sharing preferences of our more tolerant relative, the bonobo (Pan paniscus), have never been studied experimentally. We gave unrelated bonobos the choice of either monopolizing food or actively sharing: we found that bonobos preferred to release a recipient from an adjacent room and feed together instead of… Expand
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