Category Archives: Reintroduction

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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One telemetry collar in place!

February 11, 2013

After several failed attempts at sedating Opala in enclosure 1, it was decided that the telemetry collar which we needed to test before placing it on a few of our bonobos at the Ekolo ya Bonobo reintroduction project would be place on Isoro, a young adult female without any offspring. After an encounter in the […]

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We wish you a very happy New Year!

January 7, 2013

Watch Lola ya bonobo on CNN CNN’s Inside Africa released three pieces on Lola ya bonobo this week-end, featuring ABC Founder and President Ms. Claudine Andre, ABC’s Director of conservation and reintroduction Suzy Kwetuenda, and Friends of bonobos’ grant manager Lisa Pharoah.   You can view the documentaries by clicking on the links below.  Sit back and enjoy! […]

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Mathieu’s presentation at Lola

August 18, 2011

Mathieu, one of our workers at Ekolo ya Bonobo, the ABC’s reintroduction project, passed through at the sanctuary during a short time of convalescence. While he was there he did a presentation for the staff at Lola explaining his work. Mathieu is not only a tracker at Ekolo but also heads up the CDV meetings […]

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Mathieu's presentation at Lola

Mathieu, one of our workers at Ekolo ya Bonobo, the ABC’s reintroduction project, passed through at the sanctuary during a short time of convalescence. While he was there he did a presentation for the staff at Lola explaining his work. Mathieu is not only a tracker at Ekolo but also heads up the CDV meetings […]

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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 bonobos on their way to Ekolo ya Bonobo…

April 25, 2011

On the 17th of April yet another group of bonobos headed off for the wild! Early in the morning preparations began for the transfer of Tembo, Boyoma, Nioki and her baby boy, Bomengo!   Nioki goes under for the final tests as little Bomengo holds on tight to her. Everything went well, Nioki was a […]

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Reintroduction – part II – first trip into the forest

April 10, 2011

All together to witness the three arrivals first walk into the forest They have already found the spring… and seem to like it! A big and special THANK YOU to the WSPA-Africa and USFWS, two of our generous donors, for their support for the ABC’s Reintroduction project.  

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Reintroduction – part II – socialising with the other bonobos

April 6, 2011

Our three new arrivals out of the enclosure and mingling with the other eight bonobos who have been in Ekolo since June 2009: Kikongo, Tshilenge, Nsomi and Etumbe   Kikongo would be a great dad if bonobos males invested in their children!!! Sankuru, as usual, the centre of attention of females and males alike!   […]

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