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Welcome, Loto

We are happy to announce that the newest member of our bonobo family arrived safely at Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary this past week! Meet Loto, a sweet young female rescued from the Sankuru Province.

In late October 2020, this little girl was discovered with another orphan bonobo near the town of Loto. After we received a tip about two bonobo babies in danger, our partner in the field, Héretier Mpo, was able to respond quickly to locate the babies and bring them to safety. Héretier delivered the babies to Lodja, where they could be cared for until the next leg of the journey to the sanctuary could be arranged.