Nature On Tap...Wild Domestication: The Significance of Bonobo Pacificism

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 at 6:30pm

  Adults: $10 Members; $15 Non-Members
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Join us at Jack’s Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, a beer and a thought provoking discussion with local experts about their work in the natural world. (One appetizer from a select menu is included with each ticket.)

The first few dates are set, but we’re still confirming our speakers, so check our website and the Broadmoor E-News for the latest. 

Pre-registration recommended to guarantee seating. Walk-ins welcome. Online registration available.

Chimpanzees and bonobos, both African apes, look very like each other and live in similar forests, yet bonobos are far less aggressive than chimpanzees. Where does this behavior difference come from? Wild domestication seems to be a widespread evolutionary phenomenon, responsible even for the evolution of our own species.

Richard Wrangham (PhD, Cambridge University, 1975) is Ruth B. Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University and founded the Kibale Chimpanzee Project in 1987. He has conducted extensive research on primate ecology, nutrition, and social behavior. He is best known for his work on the evolution of human warfare, described in the book Demonic Males, and on the role of cooking in human evolution, described in the book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. Together with Elizabeth Ross, he co-founded the Kasiisi Project in 1997, and serves as a patron of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).

Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary and Conservation Science Department host this informal series. This event is also co-sponsored by Jack's Abby.

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