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SO IT BEGINS: Bonobo Learns How To Build A Fire, Roasts Marshmallows

By 04.22.14

Just yesterday we learned about the Houdini honey badger on BBC2′s Natural World, and now another HOLY SH*T clip has premiered on BBC’s Monkey Planet. In the clip below, Kanzi the bonobo builds a fire (using matches) and toasts marshmallows at the Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary. Oh dear God. This is near where I live. BRB. Fireproofing EVERYTHING.

We’ve previously talked about Kanzi the bonobo when he was playing Ms. Pac-Man, and now he’s added marshmallow toasting skills to his repertoire. He’s even smart enough to gauge the heat of the marshmallows with his lips before taking a bite.


Kanzi didn’t come up with this on his own, however. He learned how to toast marshmallows by observing a team of crack researchers (as opposed to researchers on crack; that’s us). Then again, if you teach a bonobo how to start a fire, you might also be on crack.

Check out the video below to watch this bonobo monkeying around with fire. Ha ha ha. Seriously though, we’re all going to die.

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