African souls: XVII

People say maybe we have a soul and chimpanzees don’t. I feel that it’s quite possible that if we have souls, chimpanzees have souls as well (Jane Goodall).

Facts: The IUCN/World Conservation Union Red List of Threatened Species says each of the species of African great apes – chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos – as endangered. African apes are largely confined to the relatively intact forests of Equatorial Africa as their last remaining stronghold. Chimpanzees are likely extinct in 4 of their 25 range countries (Gambia, Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin). Where they numbered perhaps 1 million at the turn of the 20th century, today it’s estimated there are 172,000-300,000 chimpanzees remaining in the wild.

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Die Bestände der Schimpansen sind drastisch zurückgegangen :o(! Die Ursachen sind auch hier – wie bei vielen anderen Arten: Abholzung, Wilderei und illegaler Handel mit dem Fleisch der Menschenaffen, das sogenannte Bushmeat! Es ist weiterhin dringend notwendig, aktiv zu werden, um die Menschenaffen zu retten!

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