Monthly Archives: August 2009

new bonobo

still not much news on the new bonobos, but Suzy has sent a photo. Apparently this one’s mother was shot, and the seller agreed to give up the bonobo. Suzy is feeding him wild and local fruit… More news soon…

Max loves Lomela

There is a little love blossoming in the bonobo forest. Lately Max has been approaching Lomela for a little lunch time nookie. He is a perfect gentleman – very discreet, and prefers their liasons to take place in the trees, with the leaves as a modest screen. He doens’t push his luck, so that when […]

Two new babies

There are two new orphans confiscated by the ministry who will soon be coming to Lola… more soon…

checking in…

Just a quick note to say that Etumbe and her baby are doing well, as is everyone at the release site. Max with the beautiful hair won’t let anyone come into the enclosure with the bonobos and has taken it upon himself to be the protector of the group. So our researchers have to watch […]

Photos of Tatango…

I just wanted to share some pictures of Tatango with you all…You’ll see he was the most handsome bonobo ever… kissed by Bandundu Inspecting his beauty charge! contemplating life not looking at Salonga so he doens’t have to share his apple most handsome…

how do you tell when a bonobo is pregnant?

just got this from connie… ‘ how can you tell when a Bonobo is pregnant ,at the begining of her pregnancy? Does she act different?’ connie you can tell bonobos get pregnant just like people – they get a baby bump! and they start acting kind of lethargic, eating heaps, they miss their period… when […]

just one more bit about the ocelots, then I’ll stop…

Humane Society Files FTC Petitions Against Neiman’s, Bergdorf’s Humane Society Files FTC Petitions Against Neiman’s, Bergdorf’s by Liza Casabona Posted Thursday August 20, 2009 From WWD Issue 08/20/2009 WASHINGTON — The Humane Society of the U.S. petitioned the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman for alleged false advertising and […]

ocelot story now on national news…

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=8368579

Ha! yay for the ocelots!

When Christine wrote to Neiman Marcus about the fur all they said was > Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:10:41 -0500 > > Thank you for contacting Neiman Marcus Online. > > We received your email regarding the Fur-Trimmed Boot, item #NMF10_X0CHX. > > Neiman Marcus does not hold a position for or against the […]

help the ocelots

I know this a bonobo blog, but I saw this yesterday and was really upset: see the website Ocelots are an endangered species and the exact same principle applies to ocelots as buying and selling bonobos. Please, everyone, send an email to Neiman Marcus: TO: Neiman Marcus Customer Service Via e-mail: neimanmarcus@customercare.neimanmarcus.com Recently I learned […]