Kikwit is my favourite adult. He’s built like a rugby player but he is the sweetest bonobo ever. When we’re doing the cooperation experiment, he always runs to the bars and holds out one arm so I can tickle him. Then even though he could break my arm with one little movement, he’s always careful to hold me really gently. Every time I see him, I just want to run into the enclosure and give him a big hug. But we aren’t aloud in the enclosure because even though bonobos are generally peaceful, if they bite, they’ll do a lot of damage. And then they could really hurt you, just by playing with you. Kikwit is as tall as I am and twice as thick. He is like Mr. Incredible.
Stany says when Kikwit hugs you, he never lets go. That sounds nice.