The Great apes are members of the biological family Hominidae, which includes: chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos…… and humans!
Great apes are large, tailless primates, ranging from the smallest the bonobo (at 30-40kg) to the largest the gorilla (at 140-180kg).
Gibbons are also apes, however are considered “lesser apes” due to their smaller size, pair-bonding, anatomical similarities to monkeys and the fact that they do not build nests.
Gibbons are extremely endangered and without immediate conservation intervention, the great apes may soon lose their smaller cousins.
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