Category Archives: Bonobo

Why Not Kill a Bonobo

Arrested and on his way to Kindu. No escape possible. It was on 1st July 2015 that Asanga Gilbert brought four dead bonobos into Likanjo, the hunters’ village that has cankered up on the west side of Bafundo. A PALL1 informer sent a message by HMS radio to Leon in Kindu. “You should be here,” […]

Bonobo personality

Great ape females are submissive to males — except for Bonobos. Bonobo personality in the wild is the subject of an article recently published in a scientific journal, American Journal of Primatology. A popular version has just come out; BBC Earth writes this about the article. A young male at Lola ya Bonobo, a sanctuary […]

Bonobos in the Baies

TL2’s bonobos have different strategies in different areas across a wide ecological range. Above a group is feeding in a baie or forest clearing called Musubuku in the northern part of the Lomami National Park. On the map above, each survey grid square is 100 km2. The area within each square had at least 10km […]

Bonobo Meat at Kindu Market Rate

The hunter, the bonobo, and the shotgun that killed her. We thought we were making progress in 2009. Every village had poster pictures of bonobos and other completely protected species. “Not to shoot!” Certainly the killing would go down.