Monthly Archives: January 2009


I’ve had some very sad news from Lola. Mimi has died in childbirth. I’m completely shocked since I didn’t even know bonobo could die in childbirth, like people. I’m not sureof the cirumstances, maybe internal bleeding? Her baby is still alive, but we’re not sure how long he can survive. For those of you who […]

oh la la….

Check out this from the nyt… Meredith Chivers is a creator of bonobo pornography. She is a 36-year-old psychology professor at Queen’s University in the small city of Kingston, Ontario, a highly regarded scientist and a member of the editorial board of the world’s leading journal of sexual research, Archives of Sexual Behavior. The bonobo […]

Do they think you’re sexy?

Next question! Anonymous said… I’m curious if Bonobo’s would ever consider a human being to be a potential sexual partner?There are other mammals that will mate outside of their species (humans included!). Just curious if bonobos make advances on humans they are close to. November 1, 2008 5:39 AM Well this had to come up […]

evan on bonobo pants!

  Evan, one of our graduate students who studies bonobos at Lola has just joined the band of brothers at It means he gets half price pants! which is good coz he’s a student and broke. Evan worked very hard on his essay all christmas eve. his whole family was admiring that he was […]

happy birthday to christine!

just want to shout out to christine, one of lomela’s adopted moms. she has a big birthday on tuesday, and i wanted to thank her for her support. in fact, christine wrote the very first comment ever on the wildlife direct blog ‘Oh my gosh, thank you so much for the news about Lomela… I […]

lolo & lukuru

Sweet little Lomela is definately the bigshot at the nursery. Since Kata is now BFF with Eleke, Lolo’s has transferred her considerable affections to Lukuru – the smallest in the nursery. They make quite a pair – Lomela has eaten her way into her six year old body and Lukuru is still barely bigger than […]

Mini sasquatch for adoption at Lola!

Some of you might remember the post I did about Bigfoot Well someone stole my photo and entered it into a Bigfoot competition! and it came runner up!! Supersleuth Loren Coleman tracked me down – i laughed so hard I spat out my tea! Anyway the winner? Bigfoot with the ipod of course! […]

call for television ideas!

hey everyone, you never know who’s out there, so i’m doing a shout out to see if anyone has any television contacts. Lola is releasing a group of bonobos this summer, and they are trying to find a production company to film it – does anyone have any ideas? National Geographic said no already….

kata to the rescue!

after all the fun i make about Kata being a selfish little drama queen, she goes and ruins everything with this rare act of heroism… it was an ordinary day in the nursery – eleke was in trouble with mama esperance – he stole her shoe and was running all over the nursery with it, […]