Category Archives: New orphans


May 8, 2016

On the 31st of December 2015 we received a new orphan. This young orphan male of approximately 3 years old, is called Bikoro. He was bought by a man and illegally kept as a pet! On arrival at Lola he was placed in quarantine with his new substitute mother Saarrive. Thanks to her patience and […]


News – January, February and March 2016

April 17, 2016

News from Lola ya Bonobo   Rescue of BIKORO The very last day of 2015, Bikoro, a 3-year old orphan, rescued in Equateur Province in collaboration with Bonobo Conservation Initiative, arrived at Lola ya Bonobo. Our team at Ekolo ya Bonobo had learned that a small bonobo had been seen in Bikoro town and had […]


News of Lalia, our most recent arrival

September 14, 2015

Lalia is the last orphan to have arrived at Lola. She was rescued in March. This young female of about 1.5 years arrived in Kinshasa’s market, after more than 3 weeks traveling down the Congo river, a victim of the bushmeat trade and destined to be sold as a pet. Now she’s happily recovering in […]


New orphan: Kinsele

April 20, 2014

Finally we present Kinsele, who arrived with Mongata at the end of 2013. This little male estimated to be about 2,5 years old arrived in a state of great fatigue and his complexion was more grey than black, this due to insufficient oxygenation. He was suffering from a sever infestation of intestinal parasites… in such […]


We welcome Mongata!

January 31, 2014

Presenting the second of our three new orphans, Mongata, a 2-year-old female. She was brought to Lola along with another young orphan thanks to your donations during the Christmas period. She arrived at Lola with a severe cold but was very brave and rather active. As soon as she arrived she spent time grooming the […]


News of one of our three new orphans: Garamba

January 23, 2014

In December we announced the arrival of the first of three young orphans to arrive at Lola ya Bonobo. With your help and support all three are now safely in the care of the staff at the sanctuary. Here is a little information on the first of the three to arrive. Garamba is a young […]


Call for donations: One new orphan and two more on the way.

December 22, 2013

Last Sunday, during the night, we received a new, orphaned bonobo, a small male who we estimate to be around 4 years of age. He had been living with a family in the town of Nioki for a while. As is often the case, when the family had first taken him in he was in […]


Yet another orphan : Ndjili

April 26, 2013

On the first of March we received an anonymous phone call informing us that there was a baby bonobo in a bar not far from the international airport of Kinshasa. Without wasting time, Pierrot, Suzy and Blaise headed out to verify the information. Indeed, at the bar they found a little female, she had a […]


New Orphan: Boma

April 8, 2013

On the 5th of February a little three year-old female arrived at Lola ya Bonobo escorted by a delegation from BCI/APE ALLIANCE who had seized her in Boma, a town in the province of “Bas-Congo”. Also present was the family who has taken her in illegally no-less! Far too much honour for our liking, given […]


Minova's arrival

January 15, 2013

Having received the news from Rebeca Atencia, Director of the “Tchimpounga” Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Pointe Noire in the neighbouring Republic of Congo, Pierrot Mbonzo, Claudine’s deputy director was sent to Brazzaville to collect a 2 year old female bonobo. Originally thought to be a chimpanzee, she had been confiscated from a DRCongolese merchant hoping to […]