Is There Hope for These Great Apes? - Latest African Wildlife Stories & News

Is There Hope for These Great Apes?

January 28, 2019

The great apes of the past are in a tough situation. They are not out in numbers anymore and they do not have a very good outlook on the future. Throughout the years, apes have become closer and closer to being extinct. There is less reproduction going on and as a result, the number of apes has dwindled. However, there are some scientists out there that are doing everything in their power to give hope for these great creatures.

Key Takeaways:

  • In one time, there were apes that could be found in abundance in certain areas of the world.
  • The truth of the matter is that many apes, or gorillas, are purged and there species is suffering.
  • At this time, there is hope for these apes as people are making an effort to ensure they are safe long term.

"Their success so far, according to Tara Stoinski, a scientist who has studied gorillas for more than 20 years and is the head of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, is the result of intensive work, of the gorillas’ charismatic appeal, of the buy-in to conservation on the part of government, and finally the result of an extremely high commitment of resources that she calls “extreme conservation.”"

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