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Congo Photo Gallery: Expedition Bonobo
The only jungle dwellers more mysterious than the Iyaelima people are the rare bonobo apes that live alongside them. A perilous expedition into the Democratic Republic of the Congo hopes to establish contact that will help preserve them both.   Photograph by Robert J. Ross

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We were eager to head in to the field to see the wild bonobos and Iyaelima tribe of Salonga National Park. Bonobos are shy, forest dwelling primates and are exceedingly difficult to view in the wild. 

At the start of our trip, we visited the Lola Ya Bonobo Sanctuary, near of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The sanctuary is home to more than 50 bonobos and is
 an excellent place to gain an understanding of how similar these great apes are to humans. Staring into the face of a young bonobo is a remarkable experience.
Photographer Robert J. Ross

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