Ingende was rescued by an undercover investigator from a local NGO that works to save Congo's wildlife -
The investigator had spent months gaining the trust of a wildlife trafficker when he learned the trafficker had a baby bonobo. He contacted Lola ya Bonobo and planned the rescue. It took several attempts to pull it off, but he was able to rescue Ingende from the trafficker.
Ingende was then brought to Lola ya Bonobo, but his time with the trafficker has really taken a toll on him.
He was tiny and in poor shape, but the vets at Lola and his surrogate mom, Niclette, have been working very hard to nurse him back to health.
Wish Ingende and Lolabu luck!