Sankuru and her baby Mwinda

Here is a photo of Sankuru, a female bonobo at the Ekolo ya Bonobo reintroduction site, with her baby, a little female called Mwinda, which means “Light” in Lingala.

Sankuru has come a long way. She spent the first 7 years of her life in a wooden cage in someone’s yard. She was finally brought to Lola ya Bonobo in June 2009. Today, she is a fine mother.

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