The bonobo is an endangered great ape, endemic to humid equatorial forests of DRC. The bonobo, looking very much alike as chimpanzee, was also formerly called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee. The two species actually broadly overlap in body size, but the bonobo apepars more gracile than the common chimpanzee. Adult female bonobos are somewhat smaller than adult males. The bonobo's head is relatively smaller than that of the common chimpanzee with less prominent brow ridges above the eyes. It has a black face with pink lips, small ears, wide nostrils, and long hair on its head that forms a part. The bonobo also has a slim upper body, narrow shoulders, thin neck, and long legs when compared to the common chimpanzee. Their body mass ranges from 34 to 60 kg for males, against an average of 30 kg in females. The total length of bonobos (from the nose to the rump while on all fours) is 70 to 83 cm, while when standing upright they can reach to over a 1 meter. (adapted from Wikipedia)
For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from "citizen scientists" about where certain species are located.
Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research. It pulls participants into deeper, more meaningful engagement by enabling people to go on “missions” to collectively map changes based on sightings.
A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future. Project Noah is a global study that encourages nature lovers to document the wildlife they encounter, using a purpose built phone app and web community. In addition to the virtual "collection" of species, Project Noah encourages citizen science by linking up with existing surveys including the International Spider Survey and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network.