While it is true that we cooperate far more than great apes
, ancient humans did not live in a communist paradise of selfless cooperation, and nor do we.
Although the human source of the infection remains unknown, staff members in the great ape
area had respiratory disease just before the outbreak in chimpanzees.
Habitat fragmentation due to the expansion of agriculture and palm oil plantations is one of the biggest threats to great apes
conservation in the forest landscape.
The world s great apes
are at increasing risk for extinction due to the rising pet trade, deforestation, and other threats, said Jef Dupain, director of the great apes
program for African Wildlife Foundation.
TWYCROSS Zoo has taken on a leading role to ensure the longterm survival of great apes
and their natural habitat.
In all last year, the Great Ape
Conservation Fund helped to underwrite more than 50 programs in 7 Asian and 12 African countries.
Wyatt's reluctance to join in the exploitation of great apes
is understandable, given that the film itself tells the story of apes rising up in response to oppression from dominant humans.
Dr Kimberley Hockings, a behavioural ecologist from Stirling University, wrote the guide for use in Africa and Asia, where people are increasingly coming in to contact with great apes
Serge Wich, a scientist at the Great Ape
Trust in the US state of Iowa, and 15 colleagues found the orangutan population on Indonesia's Sumatra island had dropped nearly 14 per cent since 2004 to 6,600.
Bonobos, the most recently discovered great ape
, are classified as endangered, with population estimates ranging from 60,000 to fewer than 5,000.
That's because the illegal wildlife trade is just one of several factors that are threatening Asia's only species of great ape
The largest tree-dwelling mammal, and the only great ape
living on the Asian continent, orangutans share 96.