Monthly Archives: February 2010

a little dip

Temperatures at Lola can hit 90oF with 100% humidity. Here is Manono, our Olympic swimmer having a little dip photo: David Reid

Bigfoot has hair

Not sure if you remember the furore of the bigfoot photo where someone actually took my photos and entered it into a bigfoot competition! but now the original bigfoot, Bandundu, has finally grown some hair. Which is lucky b/c now her baby has something to hold onto! photo: David Reid

smelling the lilies?

I always love photos of the photos with the lilies – they look so romantic – liek htey’re just inhaling their faint heady scent. But actually it’s the scene before they chomp them up – which doesn’t look so romantic – petals shredded everywhere. I’ve heard of bonobos foraging for pith (the bit inside the […]

Bisengo the little prince

This is little Bisengo, who I have known since he was born. He is the perfect example of an alpha bonobo. So we usually say that the females are in charge of bonobo groups, but actually it the babies – especially a little prince like Bisengo who can get anything he wants! If there is […]

David Reid

I have some photos I’ve been meaning to post from David Reid who went to Lola a few months ago. I’ve post them all over the next few weeks! This is Makali, a bonobo rescued from a biomedical centre. He has somethign to say!

Noki and baby…

Noki and her baby are in wonderful health! they’ve been released into the enclosures. Noki is nursing her baby well and protecting her from slapping branches and the sun. but she is also very proud and loves to show the baby to the other bonobos!

Noki & Val

ooo – i got this photo from Val when Noki just arrived at Lola. Val is a volunteer at Lola – and has been for 15 years. She works practically full time handling Lola’s accounts – the sanctuary wouldn’t run without her. She comes in to Lola almost every day, for no recognition or reward […]

Noki’s baby

Ok back to Lola now and I’m a little behind on all the news – but Noki had a baby!! Noki is one of the cat burglers at Lola – she is also a prolific tool user – which bonobos haven’t been seen to do in the wild, fyi. once she used a long stick […]

Lola’s bonobos in the news!!

It’s a great week for bonobos in the news this week and these very bonobos were from Lola!! This is the work Tory (Victoria) was doing in Lola in 2007 with the drool… http://bonobohandshake.blogspot.com/2007/09/bonobos-drool-for-tory.html i like this one better than the cannibalism story… Peter Pan ways make bonobos the most amiable of apes Bonobos are […]

one more…

ok, just one more pic of Lukaya being a good mom!! when bonobos spend too much time with humans, they tend to reject their young. we had that problem with Mimi, who lived with a human family for 15 years, and rejected every one of her babies. we’re not sure how much time Lukaya spent […]