$20,000 for solar power

January 25, 2015

Claudine, Fanny, Raphy, the staff and all the bonobos are elated because over the holidays our supporters donated over $10,000 to meet our matching fund obligation.  That means the bonobos – including N’djili in the photo – will have reliable and environmentally friendly power.  Thank you to everyone for the generosity you showed!


Bonobos love trees 50% of time

January 10, 2015

Bonobos spend 50% of their time in the trees eating fruit, leaves, sleeping and playing and only spend 50% of their time on the forest floor.  Bonobos like Matadi in this picture love trees – so Lola ya Bonobo has an entire forest for our bonobos to enjoy!  Have you ever slept in a tree?


Pres. Clinton knows bonobos!

January 4, 2015

Last November Ashley Stone one of our newest board members was able to introduce Former President Bill Clinton to bonobos and the amazing work of our super hero founder Claudine Andre. Ashley even got a thank you note for the copy of Bonobo Handshake she gave as a gift.  We are serious when we say […]


Bonobo gifts for the holidays

December 16, 2014

Know a friend who loves bonobos? Put something under their tree for the holidays!  Did you know you can donate to help the bonobos in honor of someone else? Click here to give the gift of bonobo support in honor of a friend


bonobo babysitting

November 18, 2014

Shibomba is one of our orphans, looking after Elonga, one of the Lola babies, while mom is busy at work foraging. Babysitting is an important part of bonobo society and almost everyone takes turns looking after the little ones.


Yao Ming is one of our greatest hopes!

November 16, 2014

Next time Dikembe visits – the bonobos hope he brings NBA star Yao Ming! China will play the largest role of any country in deciding the future of Africa’s wildlife. See why Yao Ming is one of our greatest hopes on Nov 18th! He has massive cultural influence in China. Yao Ming and Dikembe Matombo […]


Dikembe meets the Lola staff!

November 13, 2014

Dikembe meets the staff at Lola ya Bonobo – what a thrill! He had so much fun he left a very kind note. He was as inspired by our work as we are by his.