Save the Chimpanzee!



Chimpanzees are listed as endangered in the IUCN Redlist. They are endangered due to habitat loss for mining, agriculture, and forestry. The trade of bushmeat is another factor that is affecting chimpanzee populations. Currently there are laws in place that forbid the slaughter of chimpanzees. The bushmeat trade is also currently being investigated by the Bushmeat Working Group. These groups are working to save our closest relative. These animals are also wanted for investigating human origins. Chimpanzees share 98% of our genitic makeup.(IUCN)

Adaptation and Food Chain

Chimpanzees travel in groups of 15 to 150 members in the trees. To warn of a danger, they will use warning screeches. These animals will eat fruit, leaves, flowers, reeds, insects, and other monkeys. To hunt other monkeys they will work together. Unfortunately, these animals are poached for bushmeat in Africa.(ARK)
Chimps Calling in Trees