Spread­ing the word: Lola ya Bonobo

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Bonobos -

Lola ya Bonobo is the world’s only bonobo sanc­tu­ary. Lo­cated in a beau­ti­ful sprawl­ing for­est just out­side Kin­shasa, the cap­i­tal of the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo, it is not just the ‘Par­adise of Bono­bos’ (as its name means in Lin­gala) but a valu­able con­ser­va­tion re­source. Thou­sands of Con­golese peo­ple, most of them chil­dren, visit Lola ev­ery year. Vis­i­tors learn that bono­bos are an En­dan­gered Species, and that it is il­le­gal to hunt or cap­ture them. When bono­bos are res­cued from the bush­meat trade, they’re brought to Lola. Some are sub­se­quently re­leased into the wild.

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