Bittersweet Valentine for bonobo Bili

Not always love and peace Bonobos are having a reputation for being peaceful and gentle. There’s a reason that February 14 is World Bonobo Day, at Valentine’s! But sadly there are exceptions. In the zoo of Wuppertal, bonobo Bili has been seriously injured by his kind. Bili is missing pieces of his ear, finger and […]

Living amongst orangutans since 1971

It was 1971 when the young Canadian Biruté Galdikas arrived in Borneo to observe wild orangutans in the forest. The documentary ‘Born to be wild’ (2011) tells us that she still lives there 40 years later, as an adult Bornean orangutan visited her wooden house in the forest like an old friend. The ape took […]