Bonobos and 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. (Encore episode)

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Bonobos and the evolution of nice

Bonobos and the evolution of nice

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Sake, a three year old Bonobo at the Lola's Sanctuary. Ley Uwera for NPR hide caption

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Sake, a three year old Bonobo at the Lola's Sanctuary.

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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. (Encore episode)

If you have something nice to say - email the show at shortwave@npr.org!

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, edited by Gisele Grayson and fact-checked by Rasha Aridi.