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Our Endangered Great Ape Cousins, Section II – Chimpanzees and Bonobos: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 2

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After taking a glimpse last week at gorillas as they confront an ever harsher battle against extinction, it’s time to look at two other members of the Great Ape family – chimpanzees and their close war-shunning, love-making relatives, the bonobos.

Bonobos

Chimpanzees

Our closest living relatives, sharing more than 98 percent of our genetic makeup, these great apes are also endangered by bushmeat hunters and habitat destruction, even if somewhat less so than gorillas.

Their habitat range takes them all across sub-Saharan Africa but much of the continuity has been disrupted by human encroachment.

Chimpanzee habitat across Africa – Jane read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com





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