The little orphan, which our team of Ekolo Ya Bonobo named Bolafa, was a little male of 2 or 3 years at the most. After a long journey, brilliantly orchestrated by our logistician Jackal, Bofala is with our team on the site of Ekolo ya Bonobo pending his transfer to Kinshasa. Vea, one of our trackers, temporarily served as a surrogate mother, but it was urgent that he got transferred to the sanctuary Lola ya Bonobo to join his surrogate mother Niclette and the other orphans in the nursery!

But the road was still long: 20 hours of canoe separated Bolafa from Mbandaka, then the plane transport to the capital… And 3,000 euros had to be raised thanks to your support to organise his trip to the Sanctuary in Kinshasa.

Unfortunately, Bolafa did not make it to the sanctuary in time to be taken care of by the Lola veterinary team, and passed away.