good news for “Chibo” the bonobo
good news for “Chibo” the bonobo

good news for “Chibo” the bonobo

 

 

 

Dear All,

Do you remember “Chibo”, the young bonobo J.A.C.K. rescued 2 years ago in Lubumbashi?

"Chibo" the day he was rescued

“Chibo” was kept on a farm here in Lubumbashi and the day J.A.C.K. rescued the primate it was to send it to the bonobo sanctuary of Lola ya Bonobo  in Kinshasa. This is how “Chibo” stayed a few weeks with us in Lubumbashi before he was flown to Kinshasa to meet others of his own kind.

June 2010 - "Chibo" heartly welcomed at Lola ya Bonobo

Today, 2 years later, Shibombo (he was renamed by Lola) is doing great and left the nursery group about 6 months ago to join the older bonobos of group 3.

June 2012 - Shibombo

Yes, Shibombo had become too strong and too tricky to stay with the little ones and that is why he is now in a group of 10 bonobos with whom he is getting on well. His good friend is Moyi, the son of chief Tshilomba.

June 2012 - Shibombo

We thank the team of Lola for having given Shibombo the best present ever which is the chance to live in a group with other bonobos. We miss “Chibo” a lot but we are extremely happy to see him doing so well at Lola and if he is happy, we are happy too!

June 2012 - Shibombo

Roxane

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