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Friday, August 21, 2009

how do you tell when a bonobo is pregnant?

just got this from connie...

' how can you tell when a Bonobo is pregnant ,at the begining of her pregnancy? Does she act different?'


you can tell bonobos get pregnant just like people - they get a baby bump!

and they start acting kind of lethargic, eating heaps, they miss their period...

when that happens, and the vets start to think, 'hmmm....' they give the bonobos a pregnancy test, just liek the ones we use. actually, the last time I was there I had my own little suspicions, which were unfounded, but I left my remaining tests with them that I think got used for Noki! that's how closely related to us they are - they can use our baby kits!! haha...