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This information has been taken directly from the Friends of Bonobos website.

Founded by Claudine Andre in 1994, Lola ya Bonobo is the sanctuary of the NGO, Les Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC). Since 2002, the sanctuary has been located at Les Petites Chutes de la Lukaya, just outside of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Lola ya Bonobo means ‘paradise for bonobos’ in Lingala, the main language of Kinshasa In 2007, Lola ya Bonobo is home to 52 bonobos who live in 30 hectares of primary forest. Friends of Bonobos are the generous people of 
the United States who support “Lola Ya Bonobo” sanctuary.

On June 14 2009, for the first time, a group of orphan bonobos were returned to the wild. The release was conducted by Congolese organization Les Amis des Bonobos du Congo (Friends of Bonobos in Congo, ABC) which is supported by Friends of Bonobos, USA.

Dates Referenced August 2011
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Specific References (Please note - website addresses change frequently and all references are dated accordingly. If hyperlinks are no longer active, please inform us)

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W758.Aug2011.w1 The sanctuary http://www.friendsofbonobos.org/sanctuary.htm
W758.Jan2012.w1 EKOLO YA BONOBO: Reintroduction of bonobos in the DRC http://www.friendsofbonobos.org/images/EkoloActivities.pdf
W758.Mar2012.w1 News - March 2012 http://www.friendsofbonobos.org/news/

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