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They're thinking, "Anything's better than a veggie."
They’re thinking, “Anything’s better than a veggie.”

According to recent studies done by Klaus Zuberbuhler and Zanna Clay from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, it turns out I have a lot in common with my close primate cousin, the Bonobo.

They conducted studies of the Bonobos’ reaction to different foods. Their six favorite foods (of eleven tested) were grapes, bananas, popcorn, apples, oranges and biscuits. It wasn’t until number seven on their list that vegetables began to filter in, and even then I assume it was because the apes wanted to appease the vegans of the world. Had they included cheeses and meats in the experiments, I presume that the Bonobos would have forgotten that vegetables even existed.

According to Clay, “It appears that energy-rich succulent fruits were the most favored of foods. A bit like us, they weren’t so keen on their vegetables.”

Maybe the apes are a lot smarter than we think.

For strongly rejecting vegetables in an experimental fashion, bonobos, you are true Unvegan Heroes!

(via Discovery News)