Help Save Bonobos


THERE is something distinctly human about Masisi, a baby bonobo. She could almost be a wide-eyed toddler as she reaches thirstily for a cuppa.

But this is no cute advertisement for a brand of tea.

Conservationists in the Democratic Republic of Congo have turned to the fortifying brew, laced with honey and lemon, to try to save a rare population of primates that has been struck down with a flu-like disease.

Six have died in the past month and another 10 bonobos have fallen desperately ill at a sanctuary close to the capital Kishasa.

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