The hunters contacted our Basankusu office because they “didn’t want to catch a bonobo in their trap”… they asked if we could go and get her to save her.
Chacal and Alphonse headed off on the 90 mile trip to Bolomba on the motorbikes to go and get the little 7 or 8 year old female. They brought her back to the Basankusu office where she was to stay until her transfer to Lola ya Bonobo.
Bolomba in Bolomba
Chacal come to save her
We had hoped to introduce her to the reintroduction group at Ekolo ya Bonobo, believing that she was only suffering from a skin wound caused by the snare, but after seeing the photos we thought it best to bring her back to Lola as her arm seemed to be dislocated. The orthopaedic doctors who operated on Kole were soon to return and they would be able to relieve her.
Bolomba has since arrived at Lola safe and sound… more news to come soon!