Bonobo Apes

Bonobo- endangered apes. According to various estimates, in the wild Bonobos it is somewhere around 10,000, and they are all in the Congo. Bonobos and chimpanzees - our closest living relatives, like the chimpanzee, bonobo DNA coincides with our 98, 7%.

Chimpanzees and bonobos are very similar, but bonobos slightly smaller in size, with pink lips, black faces and long black hair, neatly arranged in the parting.

Between the first two fingers bonobos are small membrane. Chimpanzees low, loud voice, and bonobos have a very high pitched voice.

Founded by Claudine Andre in 1994, Lola ya Bonobo is a haven for orphaned bonobos. Since 2002 it has been located in Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, near Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lola ya Bonobo means "paradise for bonobos" in the language of Lingala, the main language of the area. At Lola ya Bonobo live about 60 bonobos, in an area of ​​30 hectares of primary forest.

Typically, babies fall Reserve. Merchants bushmeat in the Congo every year kill hundreds of babies and bonobos sold as pets. When the infant bonobos confiscated, they are taken to Lola ya Bonobo.


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