All of the great ape species are endangered

We’re on a mission to save the great apes by protecting their homelands and raising awareness about their plight. Bonobos, Chimpanzees, Orangutans, and Gorillas all need our help. Join us in protecting these animals and improving the conservation of their homelands.

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Since 2006, we've raised over $300,000 for great ape conservation!

What are the 4 great ape species?

Pictured are two bonobos, there is an adult bonobo walking on all fours towards a tree through a grass patch. The second bonobo is a baby bonobo laying across the adult with its head on the shoulder.

Bonobos (Pan paniscus)
Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Status: Endangered
29,500 - 50,000 left in wild

Chimpanzee is squatting on top of a cross-hatched tree trunk looking directly at the camera. There is a tree with many tiny leaves that cover the background and sky.

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)
Location: West and Central Africa
Status: Endangered
170,000 - 300,000 left in wild

Older orangutan is holding onto a branch sprouting from the right-hand side of the picture frame. There is a baby orangutan on the older orangutan's lap, partially hidden by the older orangutan's leg holding a thin vine.

Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus)
Location: Indonesia
Status: Critically Endangered
About 120,000 left in wild

Close-up of a gorilla staring to the far right at something out of frame. The gorilla has a resting face and sleek black coat.

Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla)
Location: Sub-Saharan Africa
Status: Critically Endangered
About 101,500 left in wild

Ways to make a difference

One-time Donation

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