Learn About the Great Apes and their Habitats

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There are 4  great apes: gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos. Gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos live in large social groups in Africa. Orangutans are found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra and spend much of their time alone. Chimpanzees share more genetic material with humans—about 99%—than they do with gorillas. Human beings are considered the 5th “great ape.”

Great Ape Profiles

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Great Apes Distribution Map

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Great Ape Range States

These are countries where the great apes live in their natural habitats:Learn more here