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welcome home claudine!

after a successful trip into the depths of the Congo wilderness, Claudine is home. all the bonobos were happy to see her and brought their babies to show her and catch up on all the news.

Lukuru especially was ready with hugs and kisses.




An Apple a Day …

OK adopted moms out there, here is Lukuru eating one of Brian’s experiment apples. They cost $6 each, so you can imagine how thrilled he was about it … but I didn’t care – I was giving everyone apples to help them with the vitamins!!

We still need donations for bonobo food – please help if you can. www.friendsofbonobos.org/support.htm or lolayabonobo.wildlifedirect.org

lukuru with apple 3


Thank you to Carole Riley, Natacha Santos, Andrew Francis, Angelita Fair …

And a very BIG thank you to Jason Comeaux, who donated $400.

Thanks to our Wildlife Direct donors:
Maciej G.
Theresa S.
Corinna M.
Kit C
Ji-ln L.
Sherri S.
Dina C.
Wanda H.
Robin D.

No one died today, (thank god) but Lukuru has a snotty nose, which is the first sign of it. Please please pleeeeeese don’t let it spread through the nursery!

Internet Woes and Lukuru Update

Yay! internet! sorry for all those anxious parents out here, waiting for news, the Internet was totally kaput for like a week. But now it is on and guess who is first – Lukuru!!

This is her last year …

nursery 101
Nursery 101

… and now look at her with mama henriette! she is big – she has so much hair!!! and all her parents should know she is the sweetest bonobo ever – like so totally adorably sweet. she just runs right up to you and wants you to tickle her – i’ve never seen such a brave bonobo who is so small! she’s just a baby, probably only 2 years old. but she is just so happy. she laughs and plays all day with her buddy sandoa. i tried to take a picture of the two of them, but they are just a blur.

lukuru with mama henriette 2
Lukuru with Mama Henriette

I have heaps of news on the release project – more on that later. don’t forget to donate, we’re after $20,000 for the 20,000 hectares.

www.friendsofbonobos.org/support/htm and you can donate to the release project right here on WLD. The donations widget is up and the donations received are working again, thanks to the team at WLD.

lukuru smiling
Big Lukuru kisses!