Monthly Archives: December 2009

happy new year!

our brand new fence for the brand new year!

Our physicist friend, Jim Holtz, made a very generous donation this year which enabled us to build a brand new fence for group 3! we desperately needed it, since some of the bonobos were escaping and causing havoc, but as you can see from the pictures – no escape artist is going to make it […]

Nsomi, little hope of Ekolo

If this face doesn’t make you want to adopt a bonobo for xmas – i don’t know what will! The first bonobo born at the release site, she is the hope for our future and the joy in our hearts! Looking for original present ideas for Christmas? Why not a bonobo gift-donation or gift-adoption? or […]

grubs? yum!

following up on maybe supplementing the diet of the release bonobos, one of the trackers spent a while teaching Kubulu (aka GPS) about forest delicacies – grubs! yum! Looking for original present ideas for Christmas? Why not a bonobo gift-donation or gift-adoption? or a Friends of bonobos t-shirt, hat or mug?   Visit our website www.friendsofbonobos.org/support.htm […]

update from suzy

Hello everyone! It’s my great pleasure to confirm that there are now six bonobos at the release site at Basankusu. Now that the pesky Max isn’t displaying his dominance every five minutes (well he probably is, but back at Lola) we can follow the bonobs in the forest and conduct scientific observations. The organisation of […]

real release baby?

‘Lukaya is great, she has a huge swollen belly! the baby is soon on the way’ that’s the news flash – does that mean this will be the first baby born in the wild?? waiting with baited breath! Looking for original present ideas for Christmas? Why not a bonobo gift-donation or gift-adoption? or a Friends […]

Adopt a bonobo for xmas!

Don’t forget to think of the Lola bonobos for Xmas! I’ve been getting mail from the moonbears and the gorilla fund about xmas donations, so I just wanted to remind you – whether it’s a bonobo or another charity – sponsoring an animal or giving a donation on behalf of someone else is a way […]

exploreorg.com

Taking a quick break from bonobo land to give you all a bit of wildlife eye candy: explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes. Both educational and inspirational, explore creates a portal into the soul of humanity by championing the selfless acts of […]

GPS

Kubulu is one of the release bonobos, Zannah and the tracking team have started to call him ‘GPS’ because he acts as their guide in the forest. ‘he always checks that we are ok and not lost. I went on a forest patrol to check in the forest with some ecoguards, and Kubulu came for […]

The first release baby going strong…

Etumbe’s baby, the very first baby born on the release project – is doing great! Her name is Nsomi and she’s a very vocal young lady, always doing mini-hoots and grunts. She’s the darling of everyone, here she is on bonobo beach with everyone making a big fuss over her. And guess who that is, […]