We were very worried before our arrival here at Ndele when we received a call from our intern telling us that there had been no direct observations or even traces of the bonobos for three whole months.
I'm super excited to introduce the newest member of AWF's Blog Team: Valentin Omasombo Wotoko from our Congo Heartland.
Check out his blog: http://awf.org/bonoboblog
Thanks to the internet connection installed on the 14th of November 2008, and the basic infrastructure which has been built at our Lomako Conservation Science Camp - all the information on the populations of bonobos living in this part of the equatorial rainforest - is available to all.
The guides haven't seen bonobos in about three months. But we went into the Lomako forest anyway and I thought at least we'll get some good exercise and fresh rain forest air.
Little did I know what I was in for.
Ok, I’ll write something then! When I first saw the leopard trapped in the cage, I didn’t believe my eyes. He looked calm and was just sitting there in the cage looking at me. I got so excited that I started running. If you asked me why I was running, I would politely ask you not to ask me difficult questions too early in the morning.