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San Diego Zoo holds Great Ape Awareness Days

November 12, 2008 |  4:59 pm


To bring attention to the ecological, political and economic threats to the ape family, the San Diego Zoo is holding  Great Ape Awareness Days on Thursday (Nov. 13) through Sunday (Nov. 16).

Specialists will be available to discuss the dangers posed to bonobos, gorillas and orangutans. The threats are major and not going away.

The last group of bonobos is in the war-torn Congo. The habitat of the orangutan has been dwindling because of the spread of palm-oil plantations. And the gorillas face myriad problems.

For a full list of events check www.sandiegozoo.com.

Tony Perry

Photo: Orangutan at San Diego Zoo

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