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Take a look at the joyous clip above from “60 Minutes Overtime” if you want to make your day! They certainly seem to have made Anderson Cooper’s. One of the monkeys even keeps climbing up his back and taking gleeful leaps off his head. In all the years I’ve been watching Anderson Cooper’s fine reports, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him look so happy. The Bonobos can do that to you. There’s happy faces on almost every human in this video.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen monkeys anywhere near as cute as these little Bonobos from the Congo in Africa. They share 98.7% of our DNA with us, and they’re beyond adorable, too.
The Bonobos are cared for at a sanctuary founded by the terrific Claudine Andre of France, a veterinarian’s daughter, called Lola Ya Bonobo in their native country, Congo. They were at risk of extinction. Many of the monkeys in the video became orphaned – and traumatized – when their mothers were hunted and killed. They’re so cute I wish I could take them all home and love them, so how could anybody hunt them? They’re sweetie pies!
The sanctuary takes care to alleviate any conditions these little ones may enter with. The staff at Lola Ya Bonobo also assigns a human “mother” to each of the little Bonobo orphans under their care. Their new mamas nurture them, helping them to bond. The human mothers treat them just like babies. Particularly playful and funny ones! Much later, many of them are strong enough to get released back into the wild.
The Bonobo sanctuary and further information can be found here: Lola Ya Bonobo Please take a look. They’re irresistible. There’s more videos, and plenty of ways are listed there with ideas for helping these little wonders, too!