The Art of disguise…

They’re going to make a killing with Halloween coming up so soon and it is with pride that our bonobo friends put into use simple gifts from Mother Nature.

The prize for best fancy-dress goes without a doubt to Lisala. With a little imagination, don’t you think she looks like… a Masaï warrior???

In actual fact, her magnificent necklace is the part of a pod which would have contained the huge seeds of the flamboyant, a tree adorned with magnificently “flamboyant” red flowers as its name suggests. The bloom of these flowers indicated the end of the dry season and the near arrival of rain.

Admit it, our bonobos are certainly not lacking in imagination!

Bisengo ya Lola





Photos: Emilie Genty

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