Kanzi the bonobo lives in America and has learnt how to build a fire, light it using matches and toast marshmallows on it. It shows just how like us some primates really are.
Kanzi is a male bonobo who has been featured in several studies on great ape language.After carefully threading marshmallows onto a stick, the bonobo-cum-Boy-Scout extends them toward the fire for a quick roast, then eats the finished products.
According to Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a primatologist who has studied the bonobo throughout his life, Kanzi has exhibited advanced linguistic aptitude.
Bonobos, one of humankind’s closest relatives, are classified as an endangered species, due largely to commercial poaching.