Lola Ya Bonobo – The bonobo is an endangered ape found only in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Lola Ya Bonobo – Claudine Andre, left, founded Lola Ya Bonobo in the DRC in the mid-1990s, the world's first and only bonobo sanctuary.
Lola Ya Bonobo – The sanctuary is today home to more than 60 bonobos, many of which are young orphans.
Surviving the hunt – In November 2012, hunters in Bolomba contacted the sanctuary about this injured young orphan because they "didn't want to catch a bonobo in their trap."
Surviving the hunt – The little female, named Bolomba, has now arrived at Lola Ya Bonobo where she received treatment for her broken arm.
Lola Ya Bonobo – Female bonobos are usually in charge of the group. Bonobos mate and use a variety of sexual behaviors to build social relationships.
Lola Ya Bonobo – Also called "pygmy chimpanzees," bonobos feed mainly in trees.
Lola Ya Bonobo – They eat mostly fruit and other vegetation such as herbs and roots.