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Man’s Closest Relative

Sara2_wmChimps share more than 98% of their DNA with humans, and along with the bonobos, are man’s closest relatives.  Chimps share much in common with humans including many complex emotions, facial expressions, higher intelligence, the ability to make and use tools, close family ties, a life span and developmental stages that are surprisingly similar to humans, and even the ability to understand and use language (although they lack the vocal cord structure necessary for speech).

Chimps survive in 21 countries of equatorial Africa and are endangered.  They are now extinct in four countries and highly threatened or near extinction in 10 others.

Chimps need us to be their voices.  Learn here why they are so worth saving!