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Baby Bonobo Obtains Passport, Travels to Germany to Meet New Mother

Bili the bonobo at airport

Bili, a baby bonobo, was born at the Twycross Zoo in England. But when his mother rejected him, zookeepers hand-reared the young ape until he was ready to join a new foster mother and another group of bonobos at the Frankfurt Zoo in Germany.

Although Bili had official animal export documents, he was also given a pretend passport and his own seat on his Lufthansa flight to Germany.

Bili the bonobo's passport

For more information, see the Daily Mail’s article: “Baby monkey given own seat on plane with human passengers as he flies to Germany to meet his new mother”

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