How Bonobos Help Explain The Evolution Of Nice : Short Wave How did humans evolve some key cooperative behaviors like sharing? NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton reports back from a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where scientists are trying to answer that very question.

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How Bonobos Help Explain The Evolution Of Nice

How Bonobos Help Explain The Evolution Of Nice

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A bonobo family munches on leaves at Lola la Bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ley Uwera for NPR hide caption

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A bonobo family munches on leaves at Lola la Bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ley Uwera for NPR

How did humans evolve some key cooperative behaviors like sharing? NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton reports back from a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where scientists are trying to answer that very question.

Follow host Maddie Sofia and correspondent Jon Hamilton on Twitter, and email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was edited by Gisele Grayson and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi.