The Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees in the wild are found solely in Africa. They are located in 21 African countries, mostly in Central Africa. Chimpanzees are an endangered species with anywhere from 172,000 to nearly 300,000 left in the world.  Their endangered status is predominantly due to habitat loss and the bushmeat trade, though their susceptibility to infectious diseasesContinue reading “The Chimpanzee”

Western Lowland Gorilla

Today’s focus will be on the Western Lowland Gorilla. The Western Lowland Gorilla is a critically endangered species of gorilla, meaning the population of these big apes is decreasing. In fact, over the last 25 years the population of the Western Lowland Gorilla has declined 60% due to poaching alone. Habitat loss and human diseaseContinue reading “Western Lowland Gorilla”