dimanche 13 novembre 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo: Bonobo survival at the expense of the Congolese.


Djanoa, a female bonobo, sacred "monkey World the most intelligent."

         In a contest Zoo Planckendael organized by the Royal Society of Zoology of Antwerp (KMDA), the Bonobo Djanoa qualified to test intelligence and skill meet the chimpanzees of the Antwerp Zoo.
        
Inspired by "The smartest man in the world", a very popular program of the Flemish public broadcaster VRT, the game that pitted the bonobos Zoo Planckendael, Mechelen, the chimpanzees in the zoo of Antwerp in the north West of Belgium, Flanders, was completed in early August by the victory of the former.
        
The six events were to present to the primates of the two species the same puzzles and mazes for them to do out oranges or nuts, or by an ingenious manipulation using simple tools like leafless branches.
        
Originally, the initiative "was above all fun", says Jeroen Stevens, a primatologist at the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp (KMDA)
        
"At the beginning of the campaign, we thought that chimpanzees have a clear advantage over the bonobos. Now it appears that the bonobos, in fact, a bonobo named Djanoa, is much more skillful than chimpanzees, "said Jeroen Stevens, behavioral biologist at the KMDA.
        
It was to raise awareness and fund a project alternatives to hunt monkeys in Cameroon, where the "bushmeat" is often considered a delicacy.

A package from Bolobo the Royal Museum of Tervuren!

        
In the late 1920s, a package from the Belgian Congo for the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) contains the remains of a specimen of an anthropoid "Pan paniscus" found in the region of Bolobo. On the package A letter from the package was almost erased. This is the origin of the name instead of Bonobo Bolobo now attributed to the chimpanzee Bandundu!
        
During the colonial period, after months of observation, Japanese primatologists discovered in the region of Bandundu, Congo Belge former, a kind of dwarf signs to bizarre sexual mores.
        
They prénomment these apes "Pan paniscus", "Bonobo" Bolobo by deformation of the Bandundu region in which they observe.
In these cousins ​​of chimpanzees, sex is used to regulate conflicts.          Except that sexuality in Bonobo is disastrous. It is practiced among females, between males and females, between mother and daughter, between father and daughter, between adult and child. Bonobo engage in orgies, homosexuality, rape babies, etc ... and above at any time and anywhere!
        
And above all they are the only ones who can copulate face to face and to experience enjoyment as men! This is the price of peace in these signs with black skin, almost bipedal sex especially prominent in females ... raped at birth.
        
It was too much for the modesty of Japanese researchers who go home and do not dare publish the results of their discovery, leaving Batékés the Batende Bobangi-Nunu and continue to feast on the flesh of soft bonobos so easy to capture!
        
It was not until 1973 that other Japanese primatologists studying the behavior of bonobos they nicknamed "the monkeys of Venus" in the forest of Wamba in the Republic of Zaire.

Paradise of Bonobo (Lola ya Bonobo) according to Claudine André.

         At the time of the "all green first," Ms. Claudine Andre in 1994 created the "farm Lola ya Bobono (Bonobo Paradise) ", near Kinshasa, where 68 bobonos live in semi-freedom in a forest enclosed in 35 kilometers. The Belgian is financially supported by "Friends of Bonobos in the Congo."
        
Here is how Ms. Claudine Andre tells his story and the "Heaven of the Bonobo" in a documentary advertising:
        
"I arrived in Congo in 1951 with my father vet. He gave me the chance to experience harmony with nature, the balance between land, people and animals. I spent my whole life here there, I have gone through the wars.
         In 1993 I met my first bonobo when I was a volunteer in Kinshasa Zoo. It was the first time I heard this word, bonobo, and the Director Zoo told me they did not survive in captivity, they were too fragile psychologically and physically as they caught all our diseases.         
The saving has become a challenge for me and that's how I found the system of substitute mothers on which the orphaned babies can transfer emotional. So they want to live for someone, for these mothers human alternative.
        
Sewing up, I got to create Lola Ya Bonobo, a sanctuary of 35 acres on the outskirts of Kinshasa, and then Ekolo Ya Bonobo, where the animals return to the wild once ready. Lola Ya Bonobo mean heaven, heaven, a place where you will never fear or hunger or thirst.           
And that means Ekolo the country, the soil, just as we talk in France of a cheese or meat, it's really the country of origin. Then in 2005, I tried it the reintroduction. "
        
The creation of the Belgian NGO met the ecological slogan in vogue "to protect endangered species" against human predation (Poaching, deforestation, war, human ...). And to justify the slogan of the Washington Convention (CITES), we add tourism and the fight against unemployment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
        
Even for those brave "close cousins ​​of man" know best how to avoid the Congolese "the extinction of their species" because they do it indiscriminately regardless of age or sex, length of day "excessive copulation as a means to resolve their conflicts! "
         We had to make tourism topics ... even shocked the faint hearted with this display that unbridled sexuality that is distinguished by homosexuality, orgy, incest, pedophilia, rape babies, masturbation and all sexual acts condemned by human morality practiced briskly these poor cousins ​​of rainforest.
        
And yet to sharpen their hostility to human males, the sanctuary of their mothers chose Congolese alternative to feed the baby bonobo orphans to trinket, stroke them, kiss them and sing lullabies to sleep on their knees.
        
This is certainly the diversion of the role of the woman who arouses the jealousy of the bonobo and aggression against men of "Bonobo Paradise"

Bonobo are better fed than the natives of Bandundu.

        
According to the brochure of "Lola ya Bonobo" every bonobo consumes about 6.5 pounds of fruits and vegetables a day. According to seasonal variations, the daily menu consists of a bonobo something like this:
-1 Kg of sugar cane
- 10 Bananas
- 1 small bottle of milk (cow or soy) ·
- 2 kg of vegetables (cabbage, sweet potato leaves, cucumber, corn, etc..) ·
-1 Kg of papaya,
-1kg other seasonal fruits,
-200 G of peanuts,

        
"Feeding a bonobo costs about 60 euros per month. We buy about 10 tons of fruits and vegetables every month for gardeners in the villages surrounding the shrine. This is a regular source of income for these significant marginal populations. And it provides fresh food and quality in the Sanctuary bonobos. "

        
The average salary in the public sector as in any Bandundu in the DRC is 15 dollars a month. The employee must maintain (house, feed, clothe, treat and educate) a family of eight to ten people. Each family member must settle for a light lunch cassava (flour and leaves) and rarely meat and fish.
         As it looks now the Bonobo fat without consuming more power for better radiator intake, the chronic undernourishment added to the lack of hygiene is exposed to various diseases.
        
It simply means that the food expenditure of the "Heaven of bonobos" could simply feed the inhabitants of the region of Basankusu in Bandundu. Instead, the defenders of nature denies them access to their traditional main source of calories from meat Mokomboso.

The insecurity caused by Bonobo revolt the Bishop Basankusu.

        
In August 2008, the Bishop of Basankusu, Bishop Joseph Mokobe, protested against the event of insecurity caused by Bonobo. On August 3, 2008, General Hospital Basankusu hosted three injured victims of the Bonobo Reserve Elonda located 5 km of the river upstream of Lopori Basankusu and protected by "Friends of Bobono."
        
"Three guards, a veterinarian and trackers were on patrol in the forest when the male (bonobo) dominant stood up before them. He recalled that the monkeys attacked only men," he told AFP Claudine Andre, president of the association in Kinshasa the Friends of the Bonobo of Congo (ABC), which employs the three guards.
          The poor guards had the nose, cheeks and eyelids pulled by the bonobo. The injured have been sent to hospitals in Kinshasa before being transferred to Europe for better care. And this case is neither the first nor the last.
         The angry locals came to the hospital in large Basankusu to protest against "the employment contract guards, including prohibiting them any legitimate defense against the monkeys in the event of aggression"
         Bishop Joseph Mokobe asked local authorities to protect natural resources, beginning with the protection of man.
        
"Keep Nature is good, but we must first protect the people," he told AFP, Joseph Eseno, for whom the bonobo keepers should have adequate weapons to defend themselves in case of aggression.
        
Bonobo population counted in 1980 to 100,000 monkeys is currently estimated between 10,000 and 20,000 individuals.

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