1,000 Bonobos Are Checking Into Radisson Blu Scandinavia in Gothenburg
The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in Gothenburg has become home to 1,000 bonobos – at least as stuffed animals. In a unique initiative, the hotel is collaborating with The Perfect World Foundation to raise awareness and support conservation efforts for our closest living relative, the bonobo, also known as the pygmy chimpanzee.
Bonobos share 98.7% of their DNA with humans and are celebrated for their peaceful coexistence and strong empathetic abilities. Despite this, the species faces serious threats, primarily from humans hunting the adults for their meat, known as bushmeat, and selling the orphaned young as pets.
Starting February 6th, visitors to the hotel’s Atrium – the restaurant and bar – will be greeted by a unique sight. Over 1,000 stuffed bonobos with individual names will adorn the premises and be available for purchase at 300 SEK each. The proceeds from the sales will go towards The Perfect World Foundation’s efforts to protect bonobos in the wild.
“Each stuffed bonobo is more than just a toy – it’s a symbol of hope and a reminder of the responsibility we share for our planet’s biodiversity. By taking a bonobo home, you contribute to a good cause and spread the message about these fascinating creatures. It’s the perfect gift – for yourself, or perhaps someone you love,” says Ragnhild Jacobsson, CEO and co-founder of The Perfect World Foundation.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel invites all Gothenburg residents and visitors to participate in this project and collectively make an effort for a better world.
“We are proud to support The Perfect World Foundation in their important work to protect Bonobos. We believe in the power of collective action, and by involving our guests, we can make a meaningful impact on the conservation of this unique species,” says Jessica Rivle, hotel manager at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Gothenburg.
The Perfect World Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting animals and nature in crisis. Today, a million species are threatened with extinction. Through various initiatives, the organization spreads knowledge and creates conditions to drive its projects as well as to support numerous independent grassroots projects worldwide.
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