The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Our Long Lost Cousins, The Bonobos

Imagine a relative who thinks sex is like a handshake. Who organises orgies with the neighbours, doesn’t mind if their partner sleeps around, and firmly believes females should be in charge of everything. Imagine there was a whole tribe of these relatives – crazy yes? But definitely a lot of fun.

Bonobo share 98.7% of our DNA, equal to our more famous cousins, chimpanzees. But unlike chimps, we know hardly anything about them.

Lola ya Bonobo is the only bonobo sanctuary in the world. All the bonobos are orphans, their parents killed for the bushmeat trade. At Lola, the bonobos live in a 30 hectare forest, are visited by over 15,000 Congolese school children every year, and will soon be released into the wild.

Follow the lives of our bonobos, and to donate, visit


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