Short Wave: How Bonobos Help Explain The Evolution Of Nice

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


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