Lola ya Bonobos mission is to assure the conservation and welfare of bonobos. Researchers can play an important role in helping Lola ya Bonobo meet both its conservation and welfare goals. People protect what they respect and people respect
what they understand. Researchers can help us understand more about the hidden details of bonobo life and this understanding can then be used to capture the imagination of all ages. When people learn fascinating facts about bonobo life that careful research uncovers, people want to protect bonobos.
Research leaders of ongoing research
Brian Hare, Duke University, studies of bonobo behaviour,
Recent Publications conducted at Lola ya Bonobo
B. Hare, S. Kwetuenda (2010) 'Bonobos voluntarily share their own food with others' Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 5, Pages R230-R231. Download
V. Wobber, R. Wrangham, B. Hare (2010) 'Bonobos Exhibit Delayed Development of Social Behavior and Cognition Relative to Chimpanzees' Current Biology, Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 226-230 Download
PHJM Vlamings, B Hare, J Call (2010) 'Reaching around barriers: the performance of the great apes and 3–5-year-old children' Anim Cogn. 2010 Mar;13(2):273-85. Download
A. Rosati, J. Stevens, B. Hare, M. Hauser (2009) 'The Evolutionary Origins of Human Patience: Temporal Preferences in Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Human Adults' Current Biology, Volume 17, Issue 19, Pages 1663-1668. Download
S. Heilbronner, A. Rosati, J. Stevens, B. Hare, M. Hauser (2009) 'A fruit in the hand or two in the bush? Divergent risk preferences in chimpanzees and bonobos' Biol. Lett. 23 June 2008 vol. 4 no. 3 246-249. Download
McIntyre MH, Herrmann E, Wobber V, Halbwax M, Mohamba C, de Sousa N, Atencia R, Cox D, Hare B (2009) 'Bonobos have a more human-like second-to-fourth finger length ratio (2D:4D) than chimpanzees: a hypothesized indication of lower prenatal androgens.' J Hum Evol. Apr;56(4):361-5. Download
Andre, C., Kamate, C., Mabonzo, P., Morel, D., Hare, B. (2008) 'The conservation value of Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary.'
E Herrmann, J Call, MV Hernández-Lloreda, B Hare, M Tomasello (2007) 'Humans Have Evolved Specialized Skills of Social Cognition: The Cultural Intelligence Hypothesis' Science Vol. 317. no. 5843, pp. 1360 - 1366. Download
B. Hare (2007) 'From Nonhuman to Human Mind: What Changed and Why?' Current Directions in Psychological Science Volume 16 Issue 2, Pages 60 - 64. Download
Hare, B., Melis, A., Woods, V., Hastings, S., Wrangham, R. (2007)
Halbwax, M., Mahamba, C., Ngalula, A., André, C. (2009) 'Placental retention in a bonobo (Pan paniscus)' Journal of Medical Primatology 38(3):171 - 174 Download