Category Archives: Etumbe

News of Etumbe at Ekolo ya bonobo

September 21, 2015

Etumbe is the alpha female of the first group of bonobos ever reintroduced into the wild after rehabilitation at Lola ya Bonobo. Etumbe has quite a story… She was rescued from a laboratory in Kinshasa where she had spent the best part of her life. After almost 15 years in a small cage, eating just […]

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News from Ekolo ya Bonobo

June 12, 2011

Here is beautiful photo of Etumbe and her latest little one, Nsomi, who is now nearly two years old, at the reintroduction site of Ekolo ya Bonobo. Their hair has grown back well, leading us to believe that the time spent foraging in the forest leaves little time for sessions of hair plucking!

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More news on Etumbe's baby!

July 27, 2009

The group is so thrilled about the new birth – Look at little Lomela on the far left – can you all believe she’s so big??And that’s Mbano, Etumbe’s son, on her right. Here is a letter from Suzy, our Congolese student in the field: Everything is going well in the forest with the bonobos. […]

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More news on Etumbe’s baby!

The group is so thrilled about the new birth – Look at little Lomela on the far left – can you all believe she’s so big??And that’s Mbano, Etumbe’s son, on her right. Here is a letter from Suzy, our Congolese student in the field: Everything is going well in the forest with the bonobos. […]

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First baby bonobo from the release group born in the wild!!

July 24, 2009

Dear all, We have the pleasure to tell you that the first baby is born at Ekolo ya bonobo!!!! A little female. Etumbe give us this double present: Mbano, first baby born at Lola ya bonobo and now this little female that we momed “NSOMI YA EKOLO” (the first born at Ekolo) Remember the story […]

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Etumbe is pregnant!

July 15, 2009

Etumbe is pregnant ! isn’t that wonderful news – hopefully this baby will be the first release birth ever!!! I don’t want to get my hopes up but it would just be too wonderful. The measure of success for any release program is if the released individuals reproduce… i know this is cheating a bit […]

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bonobo release – etumbe & mbano

June 12, 2009

Etumbe is the sweetest female I know. She is 23 years old which is full grown and oneday i went walking int eh forest with her and she just held my hand and groomed me. it was such a beautiful moment. she will be the group’s female leader. Here she is with her baby mbano. […]

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bonobo release – etumbe & mbano

Etumbe is the sweetest female I know. She is 23 years old which is full grown and oneday i went walking int eh forest with her and she just held my hand and groomed me. it was such a beautiful moment. she will be the group’s female leader. Here she is with her baby mbano. […]

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