Six Bonobos Die in Sanctuary


Six bonobos, a species of chimpanzee, have died from a flu epidemic in a month at the Lola Ya Bonobo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Ten more have contracted the flu.

These are apes in a rehab center, and apparently the flu (we’ll assume for the moment that the diagnosis is accurate, but keep in mind that the term “flu” has different meanings in different parts of the world) hits hard and the animal dies in a few days after showing symptoms.

Details here.


  1. #1 Ron Sullivan
    March 30, 2009

    Aw shit.

    Not an enlightening comment, but it’s all I’ve got.

  2. #2 Elizabeth Lopez
    February 25, 2011

    Thank you for sharing this it has a very informative content.. I hope more of this comes..

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    Sanctuary Wellness

    God bless and more power..