Hanging On

December 2005
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;12/2/2005, Vol. 75 Issue 12, p2
This article focuses on the initiative launched to save the great apes from extinction. The great apes include gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and bonobos. Orangutans live in Indonesia and the others live in Africa. As few as 350,000 of them exist as of 2005. One of the biggest threats is the loss of habitat and the other is illegal hunting. More than 20 countries has signed a pledge to save the great apes. INSET: The Great Apes.


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