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Wild chimpanzees find home in Congo shelter

2010-08-24 09:08:30 GMT2010-08-24 17:08:30 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An adult bonobo, a black-faced chimpanzee, munches on vegetables with a baby bonobo at a shelter called "Lola ya Bonobo" (the paradise of Bonobos in Congo) in Kinshasa, capital of Congo, Aug 22, 2010. Bonobos mainly live in primary forests of Northern Congo. No more than 5,000 bonobos live in the wild due to years of civil war and illegal slaughter. The shelter is a protection center for the animals and now is home to more than 60 bonobos. [Photo/Xinhua]

A baby bonobo sits with its mother at a bonobo shelter called “Lola ya Bonobo” (the paradise of Bonobos in Congo) in Kinshasa, capital of Congo, Aug 22, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Two bonobos play with a plastic bottle at a bonobo shelter called "Lola ya Bonobo" (the paradise of Bonobos in Congo) in Kinshasa, capital of Congo, Aug 22, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A baby bonobo sits in the arms of a keeper at a bonobo shelter called "Lola ya Bonobo" (the paradise of Bonobos in Congo) in Kinshasa, capital of Congo, Aug 22, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

A mother bonobo carries her baby at a bonobo shelter called "Lola ya Bonobo" (the paradise of Bonobos in Congo) in Kinshasa, capital of Congo, Aug 22, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

An adult bonobo, a black-faced chimpanzee, munches on vegetables with a baby bonobo at a shelter called "Lola ya Bonobo" (the paradise of Bonobos in Congo) in Kinshasa, capital of Congo, Aug 22, 2010. Bonobos mainly live in primary forests of Northern Congo. No more than 5,000 bonobos live in the wild due to years of civil war and illegal slaughter. The shelter is a protection center for the animals and now is home to more than 60 bonobos.

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