Photo: A portrait of Joel Sartore taken by Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A portrait of Joel Sartore taken by Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Kanzi took the portrait with a remote trigger during a Photo Ark documentary series by Nat Geo Wild.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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All prints by Joel Sartore are archival.

Framing and matting includes a satin finish black wooden frame, a 3” white acid-free matte, and plexiglass. The frames are custom made and can take 5 business days to be prepared.

Our canvas gallery wraps are professionally printed and stretched over a durable frame. This can take 5 business days to be prepared. They are finished with an open-style back with a hanger, and arrive ready to display.

Sizes shown are approximate. The sizes are in inches and denote the size of the image itself. Each image is printed with a white border, so the paper size is larger than the image size. If you need a print sized exactly, please let us know when you place your order. Custom sizes are also available. Custom orders take longer to fulfill than standard orders.

Signed prints may take longer if Joel is traveling, which is often, as he continues to add species to the Photo Ark.

All prints are created at the time of purchase. Because of this, we do not accept returns or exchanges for prints. The only exception is if the print is not up to our pristine standards. Any flaws must be brought to our attention within 5 business days.

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