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great ape

n.
Any of various apes of the family Hominidae, which includes the chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and humans, but not the gibbons.

great ape

one of the larger monkeys, usually the tailless ones; includes gorilla, orang-utan, chimpanzee.
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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.

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