Bonobo inhabit the evergreen lowland rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They feed mainly on fruit, leaves, flowers, and sometimes meat. Bonobos are important seed dispersers in charge of the survival of many important species of trees and lianas of these vulnerable forests. Bonobos are mostly peaceful and non-aggressive, often settling disputes through sexual behaviour. Bonobo females form strong alliances, enabling them to collectively dominate males. The rank of a male bonobo is strongly affected by the position of his mother in the group. At puberty, female bonobos leave the community in which they were born and move to a neighbouring one. Usually, male bonobos remain in their natal community for their entire lives.