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GREAT APES RUNNING OUT OF LIVING SPACE


 

Great Apes Running Out of Living Space

A continent-wide survey of suitable great ape habitat in Africa has found that the creatures are rapidly losing ground, literally. Over the past 20 years, the amount of habitat suitable for great apes has been dramatically reduced. Eastern gorillas and Cross River gorillas have lost more than half of their habitat, while Western gorillas andbonobos have each lost about a third. Various other species have suffered considerable losses as well. In some regions, the loss of habitat is the result of extensive deforestation and hunting. In others, it is due to widespread hunting of the great apes themselves for bushmeatMore… Discuss

“Skeleton of human (1) and gorilla (2), unnaturally stretched.” Size: 4.9 x 5.5 in² (12.4 x 13.9 cm²) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)