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Friday, October 12, 2007

the testicle biting game

Today I saw something I have never seen before. Mixa kept slapping his testicles on Tembo’s face, and Tembo kept biting them. I have never seen a bonobo laugh as hard as Mixa with Tembo’s teeth sunk into his balls.

And several scientists (who will remain unnamed) say the sex lives of bonobos is exaggerated.

Kata is so-so. Thank you to all those people who’ve written. It’s surprised me how many people really care about a story they read in passing on the internet. I’ll keep you updated on her progress.

I asked Claudine how she does it. In a week I’ve seen her lose a new born baby, her oldest bonobo, and an orphan who came in with a broken heart, literally. I’m just passing through and I can hardly stand it. Claudine just looked at Mixa pulling Fizzy off a log and said,

‘They seem happy don’t they?’

And that was her answer.