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Great ape family in the wild, Smithsonian mag.

Great ape family in the wild, Smithsonian mag.

Fossil evidence hints that the common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans evolved in Europe

Did Africa’s Apes Come From Europe?

Fossil evidence hints that the common ancestor of gorillas, chimpanzees and humans evolved in Europe

Our magnificent silver back, Nkan Daniel. Photo by Simon Galloway, Bristol Evening Post

Rescuing gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys.

Gorillas exploring their new enclosure at the Mefou sanctuary. Ape Action Africa. Photo credit to Ian Bickerstaff

Travel to: Cameroon, Mefou National Park. volunteer at the ape sanctuary

Shai, 2003, walking back after a busy day playing in the forest! Shai is in the arms of carer Appolinaire and Nkan Daniel is walking with them. Shai was the first gorilla who Nkan was introduced to, and they are still together in the forest. © Ape Action Africa

Shai, walking back after a busy day playing in the forest! Shai is in the arms of carer Appolinaire and Nkan Daniel is walking with them. Shai was the first gorilla who Nkan was introduced to, and they are still together in the forest.

Luci raids the milk store! Ape Action Africa - you can adopt a primate with them!

Luci, gorgeous gorilla at Ape Action Africa, breaks into the milk supply during playtime in the forest!

Healthy: Shufai has been able to rejoin his relatives and is finally free of debilitating pain

One-armed gorilla whose mother was killed by poachers can walk again after British vets performed operation in middle of jungle

Healthy: Shufai has been able to rejoin his relatives and is finally free of debilitating pain

At last! You can adopt Chickaboo or one of the other babies at Mefou with Ape Action Africa - too good an opportunity to miss www.apeactionafrica.org/adopt-an-ape

At last! You can adopt Chickaboo or one of the other babies at Mefou with Ape Action Africa - too good an opportunity to miss www.apeactionafrica.org/adopt-an-ape

Chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans are endangered, their habitats disappearing as forests are cleared for industrial-scale agriculture proceeds. But great apes, all endangered, could be disappearing at an even faster rate than we realize. As a new UN Environment Program report makes too clear, organized crime in the form of “sophisticated trans-boundary crime networks” is the real reason that almost 3,000 great apes are killed or captured in the wild every year.

Organized crime in the form of "sophisticated trans-boundary crime networks" is the real reason that almost great apes are killed or captured in the wild

GORILLA AND BABY

We are family: Djala, a male silverback, Kishi and her baby Akou, pictured, and another three females and three infants will be released by the Aspinall Foundation