Primates are one of the most studied of all mammals. These studies are known to provide great insights into the answers to human evolution. Kanzi, the male bonobo, is particularly famous for developing linguistic and other life skills that have led the humans through the many stages of evolution.

It is an astonishing sight, indeed, to watch him make fires, cook and communicate intelligibly.

According to his handler, Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Kanzi was quite enthusiastic about learning how to make a fire. When he was five, he would make small piles of sticks and would be just as immersed in making a fire as he would be while watching a film.

Omelets are Kanzi’s favorite. He loves to both cook them and eat them.