These shirts are sold in the U.S. to raise funds to send the same shirts to the Congo. Considering that the cost of one T-shirt (USD $15 to $18) is equivalent to approximately one-third of the monthly salary of a park guard, T-shirts have both monetary and intrinsic conservation value. These shirts have been used as uniforms for Congolese field assistants and park guards.
Did you know that the Milwaukee County Zoo has one of the world’s largest groups of bonobos in a zoo environment? Learn more about these fascinating great apes in the book Bonobos: Encounters in Empathy, written and donated to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee by Jo Sandin, a retired Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer. She introduces you to the individual bonobos at the Milwaukee County Zoo and their social dynamics that parallel human politics.