Bonobo in Congo

Photo | 22 July, 2013

A bonobo in a rehabilitation center near Kinshasa. Bonobos were the last of the great apes to be discovered and live exclusively in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are considered to be man's closest relative and organise themselves in sophisticated social groups. They are highly endangered from hunting and loss of habitat. Expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity.

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