Safari West Presents! Friends of Bonobos

Saturday September 24, 2022 | 8:00pm – 8:30pm


Conservation Dinner Series: Ashley Stone of Friends of Bonobos joins us in the elephant room after dinner to give a talk about bonobos. The conservation dinner series is complimentary to all dinner guests. 

About the Speaker

Ashley Stone is originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She earned a BA from Emory University and a Masters in Social Work degree from San Diego State University in 1999. She went on to complete her License in Clinical Social Work and practiced for several years before raising her 3 children.

Ashley first studied bonobos in her undergraduate anthropology courses in the early 90’s under Dr. Frans de Waal, a world-renowned bonobo researcher. She finally realized a dream 20 years later when she had the opportunity to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo where she visited Lola ya Bonobo, the only sanctuary in the world for bonobos. This experience led her to join their US board of directors, where she continues to volunteer in this capacity.

In an effort to collaborate with all bonobo stakeholders, Ashley began the movement to create World Bonobo Day, which is now internationally celebrated on February 14.