Friday, July 13, 2007

The Bonobo Song - it'll stick in your mind!

The Bonobo Song

The Bonobo Project is a SpeciesAlert/SpeciesCreative initiative to raise awareness for the Bonobo Chimpanzee.

At the heart of the campaign is a song and accompanying music video from spoof band "The Bonobo Beat". Hoping to reach a wide audience and highlight a serious issue through music and comedy, we have made "The Bonobo Song" available for download on iTunes, and additional products - such as mobile phone ringtones, a karaoke video, and interactive toolkits enabling people to re-record or remix their own version of the song – are available for download from our website. 50% of Net profits from these sales will be donated to Wildlife Charities.

The video is available to watch for free on YouTube:

…or to find out more about "The Bonobo Beat" check out their myspace profile:

For further information on our organization, please visit:

Bonobos are the most endangered of the great apes and are found solely in the Democratic Republic of Congo where there are only about 10,000 left. Bonobos share 98% of their DNA with humans, and are unique in that they do not fight amongst themselves, which is why they are sometimes referred to as "the good apes". It is predicted that without our help - Bonobos could become extinct in the next decade this is due to a combination of habitat loss, and hunting for bush meat. The civil war in the DRC, which has been ongoing since the 1990's, has added to this problem.

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