Lola Ya Bonobo

Bonobos (Pan paniscus) are a great ape species found exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are endangered and may become extinct in the next 75 years. Only between 50,000 and 75,000 remain in the wild today. You can help us protect this species by supporting the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary. 

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See us on 60 Minutes!

Intrepid reporter Anderson Cooper journeyed to Lola ya Bonobo and the release site. Watch him fall in love with the bonobos!

Photo courtesy of CBS News 60 Minutes

What We Do

Bonobo rescues and taken to the sanctuary



Rehabilitated Bonobo



Bonobo released back in the wild, swinging in the trees



Our Mission

Lola ya Bonobo is the world’s only organization to provide lifetime care to bonobos orphaned by the illegal trade in endangered wildlife.  We are on the front line in the battle to protect bonobos in the only country they are found – The Democratic Republic of Congo.

How We Help

How We Help

Orphan Bonobos

We rescue orphan bonobos from the illegal bushmeat trade, rehabilitate these bonobos at Lola ya Bonobo, and when possible release them back to the wild at Ekolo ya Bonobo.



of your donation goes to directly to Lola ya Bonobo

Overhead Pie


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How You Can Help

Bonobo with corn

Bonobo Adoptions

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Bonobo and his friend

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