Bonobo apes have astonishing knowledge of rainforest plant medicine that could benefit humanity. However, they are now facing extinction due to poaching and deforestation. If they vanish, will the secrets of the rainforest disappear with them?
Dr. Barbara Fruth is leading a team of international researchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo on a mission to study Bonobo apes’ behavior, especially their expertise in using plants for medical purposes. The team is in a desperate race against time to record and analyze the apes’ scientific knowledge before it’s wiped out forever. Join us in this captivating journey that uncovers incredible facts about these intelligent creatures and the functions of the earth’s rainforest.