“Staring back at me from the darkness was the dappled head of a leopard.”
Enter Lui-Kotale in the Democratic Republic of Congo and meet some amazing primates, the bonobos. Get to know the least know great apes at a personal level as well as many other species and people. From bonobos in the day to leopards in the night being a bonobo habituator is far from dull.
During nine months following a wild group of bonobo, meat eating, wading and urinating on researchers, were some of the many amazing things these apes did. There were also the elephants, driver ants, snakes, poachers and local villagers to deal with. This is the side of Africa’s dark heart you have never seen before, the warm heart.
20% of proceeds will go to bonoboalive to help protect wild bonobos.
Targeted Age Group: any
(John) Matthew Stritch is a Zoologist traveling to some of the more remote locations on the planet. Having spent nine months studying wild bonobos Matt then went on to be a safari guide in South Africa. He has also worked in Mauritius as warden of world renowned Round Island and more recently he has been habituating lowland gorilla in Gabon. Matt has an interest in animal behaviour, film making, photography and writing. His first book: “A Zoologist’s Stumblings in Africa: How to Habituate a Bonobo” is about his time in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Follow the author on social media:
Facebook Fan Page