Interesting facts about great apes

The great ape family is the smallest mammalian family with 7 living species, 6 of which live in the tropical forests of Africa and Asia. The seventh is Homo sapiens, our species. This family include: gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos and humans. With a common gene pool of between 97% and 98.5%, other great apes are … Read more

Interesting facts about bonobos

Bonobos are one of humankind’s closest living relatives, sharing more than 98% of our DNA. Bonobos are a great ape along with gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees. Physically, they resemble chimpanzees, a close relative. In fact, earlier scientists thought the bonobo was just a smaller version of the common chimpanzee and so the term “pygmy chimpanzee” … Read more

Interesting facts about orangutans

Orangutans are a Great Ape along with gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos. Orangutans are the only great apes species with a native habitat outside of Africa. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found in only the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. There are two species or types of orangutan: Sumatran orangutan – Lives on … Read more