Animal Age

How old does a Bonobo get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Bonobo reaches?

An adult Bonobo (Pan paniscus) usually gets as old as 48 years.

Bonobos are around 235 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 1.4 kg (3.08 lbs) and measure 80.8 cm (2′ 8″). As a member of the Hominidae family (genus: Pan), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 75.3 cm (2′ 6″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Bonobo gets as old as 48 years

The bonobo (; Pan paniscus), also historically called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is an endangered great ape and one of the two species making up the genus Pan; the other being the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Although bonobos are not a subspecies of chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), but rather a distinct species in their own right, both species are sometimes referred to collectively using the generalized term chimpanzees, or chimps. Taxonomically, the members of the chimpanzee/bonobo subtribe Panina (comprised entirely by the genus Pan) are collectively termed panins.The bonobo is distinguished by relatively long legs, pink lips, dark face, tail-tuft through adulthood, and parted long hair on its head. The bonobo is found in a 500,000 km2 (190,000 sq mi) area of the Congo Basin in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa. The species is omnivorous and inhabits primary and secondary forests, including seasonally inundated swamp forests. Because of political instability in the region and the timidity of bonobos, there has been relatively little field work done observing the species in its natural habitat.Along with the common chimpanzee, the bonobo is the closest extant relative to humans. As the two species are not proficient swimmers, the formation of the Congo River 1.5–2 million years ago possibly led to the speciation of the bonobo. Bonobos live south of the river, and thereby were separated from the ancestors of the common chimpanzee, which live north of the river. There are no concrete data on population numbers, but the estimate is between 29,500 and 50,000 individuals. The species is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and is threatened by habitat destruction and human population growth and movement, though commercial poaching is the most prominent threat. Bonobos typically live 40 years in captivity; their lifespan in the wild is unknown, but it is almost certainly much shorter.

Animals of the same family as a Bonobo

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Hominidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Bonobo

With an average age of 48 years, Bonobo are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Bonobo

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Bonobo

A fully grown Bonobo reaches around 35.15 kg (77.48 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Bonobo

Those animals grow as big as a Bonobo: