Please join us in celebrating the 2nd annual World Bonobo Day on February 14!

At 1pm (PST) on February 14, David Garibaldi will be painting bonobos on Facebook Live from his studio in Sacramento, CA. PLEASE watch, share, like and comment to help us spread awareness for bonobos – and you could win some cool prizes too!

Please sign up on our Thunderclap to create a worldwide Boom for Bonobos! It’s simple and easy to do with one click! Click here to sign up on Facebook, Twitter and/or Tumblr.


The Bonobo Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to elevate the status and awareness of the endangered bonobo and coordinate activities to aid in the conservation of this uniquely matriarchal and peaceful great ape indigenous only to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

100% of all donations to the Bonobo Project are used for conservation and awareness efforts.


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It has been estimated that there are only 15,000 bonobos left in the wild. There has never been a recorded incident of one bonobo killing another and bonobos are the most peaceful among the great apes. That’s why we like to say “Bonobos = Love”. Hunting, deforestation, pet trade and disease are threatening the existence of bonobos. We must do our part to help protect bonobos before it’s too late. Help start a movement for bonobos by telling someone you admire, “I Bonobo You!”

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Endangered Great Ape

Great Ape

Bonobos are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List with only about 15,000 left in the wild.

Female Alliances


Female bonds are formed in order to manage the social structures of their groups.

Make Love, Not War

Make Love,
Not War

Tensions within a bonobo group and even between groups are diffused through sexual contact.

The Facts

Bonobos count on their HEROES

People helping to raise awareness and advocate for our closest living relative

Woman with Bonobo


Lola ya Bonobo is the world’s only sanctuary caring for orphaned bonobos.

Two Bonobos in Grass

Protect and

Organizations seeking to safeguard wild populations of bonobos.

Parent and Young Bonobo

Facts and

Learn about the many characteristics of this fascinating, loving great ape.

Human and Bonobo Hands

Bonobo Friends

Join our BFFs in prioritizing the conversation.