Anthropoid Apes


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The Anthropoid Apes
Chimpanzee - Gorilla - Orangutan - Gibbon
Sorry that there are no pages on the other apes but they are all alive and kicking and they are all around you.  As a matter of fact they are the most numerous large mammal species on the planet.

One click a day to save the Primates
Forest Conservation Portal - Ecological Science Based Forest Conservation Advocacy

To understand how humans and the anthropoid apes fit into the Animal Kingdom see classification.

It appears that humans are not some kind of monkey that just swung down from the trees; by the way, if you don�t have a tail you are not a monkey.

The Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute

Enter CHCI Here

Our Apes need your help!
Some species of our apes are already in big trouble and their plight is getting worse.

This will only be truly checked, when those who take all our taxes for their mates in the weapons industry start instead to spend our taxes on our planet instead of their war games; and stop trying to con the world that they are fighting for peace.  If you think that this view is too simplistic then give us the complicated version and it can go right here.
Anthropoid Apes
The Fossil Anthropoid Ape from Taungs
Hominidae � African Great Apes
Ape Diets � Myths, Realities and Rationalizations
The Apes
Bibliography - Gorillas

It appears that biologists are settling on 5 types of chimpanzees.

The Common Chimpanzee
The 1 species and 3 subspecies
Some of these are quite threatened

The nominate species
Central Common or Black-faced Chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes troglodytes)

The 3 subspecies
Eastern Common or Long-haired Chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)

Western Common or Pale-faced Chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes verus)

West Nigerian/East Cameroon Chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes vellerosus)

And 1 species
The Bonobo or Pygmy Chimpanzee
(Pan paniscus)

Chimpanzee Cultures

Experiments on Chimps
It is now believed by scholars that the chimpanzee has at least the intelligence of a two year child and possibly higher.  Would the civilized world accept those hideous experiments that are performed on the hapless chimpanzee to be performed on a child?

It must be about time that all such experiments are stopped forthwith and any person who tries to justify such barbaric practices to be exposed for what they are.

Yes, military people and some so-called medical people around the so-called civilized world are performing disgusting experiments on our distant cousins right now.

Ask your incumbent Prime Minister or President or favourite politician what they think about such practices.  If it is going on in their own country, ask them what they are doing about it?  The response you get will tell you what type of person they really are.

Common Chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes troglodytes)
This includes the three subspecies, schweinfurthii, verus and vellerosus.
Some populations of these chimps are quite threatened.

Why Research on Chimpanzees Must Come to an End
Save the Chimps � Speaking out for them
Pan Links in English and many other languages
Chimpanzee Hotlinks
Delta Virtual Zoo � interesting facts
United Nations Environment Programme - Chimpanzees
Pan troglodytes � The Common Chimpanzee
The Common Chimpanzee
Common Chimpanzee
Common Chimpanzee � The three subspecies
Common Chimpanzee � The four subspecies - Wikipedia

Bonobo & Pygmy Chimpanzee
(Pan paniscus)
The very clever chimpanzee that are threatened.

The Bonobo � a good site for kids
The Bonobo (Pan paniscus)
What is a Bonobo?
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative
Bonobos: The Left-Bank Chimpanzees
Pygmy Chimpanzee (Bonobo) (Pan paniscus)
Bonobo (Pygmy Chimp) San Diego Zoo

The 1 species and 2 subspecies
With a possible 3rd subspecies

Western Lowland Gorilla
(Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

Eastern Lowland Gorilla
(Gorilla gorilla graueri)

Mountain or Highland Gorilla
(Gorilla gorilla beringei)

Another possible subspecies:
(Gorilla gorilla diehli)

It's Too Cold!
Gorillas in the Takamanda Forest Reserve - Not the true Highland Gorilla � perhaps another species
More on the Gorillas of the Takamanda Forest Reserve
Gorilla Journal Archives - Takamanda

Gorillas General Information
Gorilla Directory
Gorilla Help Site
The Gorilla Foundation - Meet Koko, Michael and Friends Here.

Mountain or Highland Gorilla
(Gorilla gorilla beringei)
Critically Endangered
Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei)
Mountain Gorilla
Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla beringei)
Mountain Gorilla with wonderful photos
Rwanda: a home of the Highland Gorilla
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

Lowland Gorillas General
The Lowland Gorillas

Eastern Lowland Gorillas
(Gorilla gorilla graueri)
Some populations are critically endangered

Eastern Lowland Gorilla
Eastern Lowland Gorilla numbers plunge
Eastern Lowland Gorilla gets new chance for life
Fight to save the eastern lowland gorilla � CNN Report
Eastern Lowland Gorillas � Report 2001

Western Lowland Gorillas
(Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
Approaching Endangered

Animal Diversity Web
Addressing the Threats to Western Lowland Gorillas - WWF
Western Lowland Gorilla - WWF
Western Lowland Gorilla � Bronx Zoo

The 2 recognised species of orangutan

Borneoan Orangutan
(Pongo pygmaeus)

Sumatran Orangutan
(Pongo abelii)
Critically Endangered

It appears that illegal logging, Palm oil plantations, corrupt politicians and corrupt military personal plus a good dash of selfish ignorance is what is wiping out the orangutans and their home.  They are not being wiped out for the purpose of liberating land to feed a starving world; that is a lie peddled by the pathetic apologists.

Once the land has been laid to waste the general population seldom have access to it; rule of thumb is that it will be taken over by a corporation for palm oil plantations.

Orangutans: a good page for kids
The Australian Orangutan Project
The Orangutan Foundation
Orangutan Foundation International
The Orangutan Network
Orangutans BOS-USA
SOS � Sumatran Orangutan Society
Orangutan Sanctuary
Sepilok Orangutan Appeal UK
Orangutan Malaysian Islands
The World of the Orangutan - English, Deutsch, Nederlands
Orangutan Health

Lesser Apes: Gibbons and Siamangs

Gibbons; a good site for kids
Gibbon Hotlinks
Hylobates � many links
Hylobatidae: Gibbons and Siamangs
Animal Diversity Web - Hylobatidae
The Gibbon Conservation Center
The White-cheeked Gibbon
The Big Zoo
Oakland Zoo
Gibbon Research Lab., Hannover