Category Archives: Bili-Gangu

Painting for Apes

Cleve Hicks, who led our 2012-2103 survey to Bili, has submitted these two watercolor paintings he made of chimpanzees from Northern DR Congo to the Endangered: Art for Apes contest. Check their on-line gallery. African Ape in the Sunset ‘I painted this portrait of an unknown chimpanzee in Northern DR Congo to reflect the uncertain […]

Leopard’s Feast in the Gangu Forest

Red river hogs are one of the most common large mammals in Gangu forest. It was Cleve’s first day back in the Gangu Forest after a five-year absence. He and the teams were headed for Camp Gangu. Around noon, under a light drizzle, they made their way down a fishermen’s trail to the rain-swollen Bo […]

Sketches from Northern Congo – the Gangu Forest

Cleve Hicks is just back from his third research trip into Gangu forest, northern DR Congo. He was watching chimps, counting their nests, documenting their culture, evading unsavory military and always he had his pen and pad ready. Here are a few portraits from Cleve’s world of the last six months. Loulis