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In pictures: Bonobos: our endangered 'cousins' in the heart of the Congo basin

This blog is simply a collection of photos (some my own, some not), etc. that I find beautiful, amusing, poignant, or that I can relate to in some way. I have a soft spot for beautiful photos of Cape Breton (Nova Scotia, Canada) and Massachusetts (USA).

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Okapi | not a Zebra relative but a Giraffe relative | lives in high altitudes in the rain forests of Congo, in central Africa. It was only discovered by scientists in 1901. With white-and-black stripes on its legs, it was first thought to be some kind of a rain forest zebra or a forest-dwelling horse.

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Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown

From the mountains of Morocco to the Cape of Good Hope via the jungles of Congo, the series was filmed over four years. Picture: (c) David Yarrow Photography

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Yolo is a bonobo at Lola ya Bonobo Sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo that also...

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Chimpanzee’s joke gets riotous response from young primates

The small community of chimps, which are a species of great ape, are native to sub-Saharan...

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In pictures: Bonobos: our endangered 'cousins' in the heart of the Congo basin

Credit: Frans Lanting/Corbis Bonobos walk bipedally, on two feet, more easily and for longer periods of time than the other apes

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Danny Mac & Oti Mabuse Samba to ‘Magalenha’ by Sergio Mendes - Samba (Portuguese pronunciation) is a Brazilian musical genre and dance style, with its roots in Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly of Angola and the Congo, through the samba de roda genre of the northeastern state of Bahia, from which it derived

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