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Top Twenty Reasons to Care about the Great Apes

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Many are on the endangered species list, it is time help them out.

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Great Apes Live Long Lives Report Abuse
Some as long as 40 years.
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Great Apes have Inspired International Coorperation. Report Abuse
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Great Apes can Catch Human Diseases. Report Abuse
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Wars have threatened the Great Apes. Report Abuse
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The Great Apes are losing their Habitats. Report Abuse
Rainforests are being destroyed around the world.
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In 1975 the CITES treaty was signed to protect wild great apes. Report Abuse
CITES = Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species.
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Chimpanzees have be into space. Report Abuse
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Jane Goodall has dedicated her life to the study of chimpanzees. Report Abuse
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Great Apes have Assisted in Medical Research. Report Abuse
Many think these practices are inhumane and in 2005 Chimps were no longer being used for research and were sent to 'chimp haven' in Louisiana.
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Great Apes are caring parents. Report Abuse
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Apes communicate feelings through sound and facial expression. Report Abuse
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Apes make and use tools. Report Abuse
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Great Apes can learn sign language. Report Abuse
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Apes are problem solvers. Report Abuse
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Great Apes have spindle cells. Report Abuse
Spindle cells are in charge of emotion.
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Silverback apes are strong but they rarely fight. Report Abuse
They know that they can hurt each other so they beat their chest and roar loudly.
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Great Apes Live in Groups just a humans do. Report Abuse
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The apes help spread seeds to different parts of the rain forest. Report Abuse
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Most of the Great Apes Live Near the Equator Report Abuse
They live in the tropical rainforest which are being lost at an alarming rate.
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Most of the Great Apes are in danger of Extinction Report Abuse
There natural habitat is disappering.
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