Getting to see a bonobo in its natural habitat is a rare and thrilling privilege; there's no way to truly capture being there, but as a start, I thought I'd share with you a video taken some months ago of a bonobo sighted in the research area. I will try to share more videos when I can.
Valentin blogs about bonobos and conservation from one of the wildest places on earth: the heart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo -- and the remote Lomako-Yokokala Faunal Reserve. Pivotal in establishing the Lomako Reserve in 2006, Valentin now oversees bonobo research from the new AWF conservation science camp here. Thanks to a satellite internet connection, Valentin brings the Lomako forest and the fascinating world of bonobos to you.
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