Baby bonobo

Pencil on Dorée Paper 200 g/m2
2018 / 30×42 cm

This bonobo’s baby in its mother’s arms is taken from a photograph by Graham McGeorge shot in a zoo (unfortunately) in Jacksonville, Florida, USA and published in 2012 on the website of National Geographic Italia. The baby bonobo’s face, for sure watching with great curiosity the photographer’s moves is so intensively human. After all the difference between the human’s and the bonobo’s genome is really minimal (not more than 4%).