Category Archives: Lomela

Ekolo: The Bonobos discover palm wine

January 9, 2011

Suzy wrote to us to tell us about the latest bonobo antics: Our bonobos got all caught up on the local’s most valuable activity… extracting wine from the palm trees scattered through the reserve. These palm trees are often left with containers in them in order to collect the drink, up until now they had […]

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Lomela , the forest nymph!

October 20, 2010

All the bonobos are doing really well in the forest. Two wild births so far (even though both of them conceived at the sanctuary, so we’re still waiting for the first wild born bonobo. The bonobos have expanded their foraging range, which means they are less and less dependant on the supplementary food. I know […]

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News from Ekolo ya Bonobo

July 1, 2010

Lukaya is a more tolerant mother than Etumbe, says Suzy. Young Lomela dreams of being an aunty to the two babies on the release site, Nsomi and Motema. Etumbe was kind enough to let her take care of Nsomi but Lomela seized the opportunity and made off with the baby up into the canopy – […]

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Max loves Lomela

August 28, 2009

There is a little love blossoming in the bonobo forest. Lately Max has been approaching Lomela for a little lunch time nookie. He is a perfect gentleman – very discreet, and prefers their liasons to take place in the trees, with the leaves as a modest screen. He doens’t push his luck, so that when […]

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Lomela the master chef

August 7, 2009

Just had this note from our student Suzy: ‘If there’s one thing Lomela is serious about – it’s food! She was always hungry in the nursery and that trait is proving to be wonderful for forest living. She is EXTREMELY dedicated about foraging for wild fruit. She especially loves the young green shoots that grow […]

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More from our favorite girl…

August 5, 2009

Lomela is SO big now – she’s almost as big as the other females! Not suprisingly, she’s such a positive influence in the forest. What we hoped would happen has happened – the sweetest girl in the nursery is now the sweetest girl in the jungle. She is always calm towards everyone, spends a lot […]

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Lomela’s playtime in the forest

July 13, 2009

well for a bunch of captive bonobos, these guys are really taking to the forest like ducks to water! They love the space, the way there are endless tress to play in, and even the princesses among them (read lomela) don’t seem to mind staying outside at night. You’ll be pleased to know Lomela is […]

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Lomela's playtime in the forest

well for a bunch of captive bonobos, these guys are really taking to the forest like ducks to water! They love the space, the way there are endless tress to play in, and even the princesses among them (read lomela) don’t seem to mind staying outside at night. You’ll be pleased to know Lomela is […]

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bonobo release – Lomela

June 20, 2009

ok, i know a lot of people are going to freak out, pacing the kitchen and wondering when their little baby girl is going to be alright. i know many of you have followed her journey from a hairless little skeltor into a beautiful, kind bonobo, and shed tears and offered prayers for her. but […]

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