This handsome guy has been with us since February 2020, when he was rescued by our trusted partner in the field, Héretier Mpo. Before we found him, Diyoko was being kept illegally as a pet in Lodja. Thanks to our efforts to increase awareness about bonobos, members of the local community alerted Héretier, who convinced his owner to voluntarily surrender the baby bonobo.
Even after being rescued, Diyoko was in danger of dying of emotional neglect. Baby bonobos can’t survive very long without the love and affection of their mother, and Diyoko wa