Do Bonobos Speak Like Human Babies?

What do bonobos and babies have in common? They both use high-pitched "peeps" to express emotions. An international research initiative has found that bonobos, a species of great ape found only in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, communicate like human infants. Their closed-mouth peeps can take on a variety of meanings in different contexts. In other words, the building blocks of language may predate humanity.

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