Chimpanzees (sometimes called chimps) are one of the two species of the genus Pan, the other being the bonobo. They are the only exclusively African species of great ape that are currently extant. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, both are currently found in the Congo jungle. (Wikipedia)

Although Chimpanzees are the most abundant and widespread of the apes, with many populations in protected areas, the declines that have occurred are expected to continue to occur, satisfy the criteria for ranking as Endangered (Oates 2006). Due to high levels of exploitation, loss of habitat and habitat quality due to expanding human activities, this species is estimated to have experienced a significant population reduction in the past 20 to 30 years (one generation is estimated to be 20 years; Boesch and Boesch-Achermann 2000, Emery Thompson et al. in prep., Gombe long-term records, unpubl.) and it is suspected that this reduction will continue for the next 30 to 40 years. IUCN Red List.ORG 

Saving Africa’s great apes from the brink of extinction African Wildlife Foundation
Chimpanzees: All Finally Listed as Endangered, Both Captive and Wild Nature World News 

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