Imagine a relative who thinks sex is like a handshake. Who organises orgies with the neighbours, doesn’t mind if their partner sleeps around, and firmly believes females should be in charge of everything. Imagine there was a whole tribe of these relatives – crazy yes? But definitely a lot of fun.
Bonobo share 98.7% of our DNA, equal to our more famous cousins, chimpanzees. But unlike chimps, we know hardly anything about them. Part of the reason for this is that theres been civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the last 10 years and bonobos dont live anywhere else. The other reason is that to see wild bonobos, you have to be prepared to canoe for 4 days up the Congo River through malaria infested swamps.
Luckily for us, in the capital of Kinshasa is a 35 hectare forest with over 50 orphans. Because we study psychology, Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary is a perfect place to play our fun problem solving games that will hopefully help us find out how we became human.