Another birth at Lola… Mvula Tende ya Lola

February 14, 2014

The news is coming a little late but here it is nonetheless. On the 30th of October 2013, Muanda, a pregnant female from enclosure 2, didn’t return with the group in the evening to enter the night building. And so it was in the forest, under very heavy rain that she brought her first baby […]


We welcome Mongata!

January 31, 2014

Presenting the second of our three new orphans, Mongata, a 2-year-old female. She was brought to Lola along with another young orphan thanks to your donations during the Christmas period. She arrived at Lola with a severe cold but was very brave and rather active. As soon as she arrived she spent time grooming the […]


News of one of our three new orphans: Garamba

January 23, 2014

In December we announced the arrival of the first of three young orphans to arrive at Lola ya Bonobo. With your help and support all three are now safely in the care of the staff at the sanctuary. Here is a little information on the first of the three to arrive. Garamba is a young […]


The SFDP symposium in Kinshasa!

January 15, 2014

For the 26th annual symposium for the Francophone Society of Primatology (SFDP), which was held in Kinshasa, we had the opportunity to inaugurate our new nursery.   During an Education workshop, Pierrot presented Lola’s implication in the “Environmental education applied in Primatology” as well as our preliminary results since we started using the “Great Apes […]


Final touch to the new Nursery!

January 10, 2014

As you know, the young orphans at Lola now have a brand new infrastructure to benefit from. A final cat of paint allowed us to declare the job done! But what a coat of paint!!! It was the painter, Jean-Claude, along with his assistant who brought to life this fabulous, brightly coloured mural. It is […]


A little news of Minzoto ya Lola

January 5, 2014

Here are a few photos of Minzoto ya Lola, Tshilomba’s most recent baby! He is doing really well and gets a lot of attention from his older sister, Sanza. More news very soon!  


Christmas at Lola!

December 30, 2013

Every year, the management at Lola tries to do something special to celebrate Christmas with the staff’s children. This year we organised an afternoon snack followed by a guided visit of the sanctuary with Blaise from our education team. Later on, none other than Father Christmas was present to give out the gifts he had […]


Call for donations: One new orphan and two more on the way.

December 22, 2013

Last Sunday, during the night, we received a new, orphaned bonobo, a small male who we estimate to be around 4 years of age. He had been living with a family in the town of Nioki for a while. As is often the case, when the family had first taken him in he was in […]


The nursery at LOLA YA BONOBO has brand new installations!

December 10, 2013

After two years of hard work, the new nursery facility at LOLA YA BONOBO was completed in 2013. The results were worth it!  The new installations provide the (currently 13) bonobo orphans being cared for at the sanctuary’s Nursery an ideal environment for their physical and psychological recovery, under the caring supervision of their 5 […]