Science Junkie
Anonymous asked: Wait, there are less than one million primates in the world?

Of course not.

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The data refer to the family Hominidae (great apes), humans excluded.

According to the UNESCO, the populations of all species are extremely low, or are falling rapidly.
Bonobos, which are found in only one ecosystem in Congo DR, were estimated at 50,000. However, now, after years of civil war, there may be as few as 10,000 left. This species is the most likely to become extinct if no urgent action is taken.
Chimpanzees, spread widely across Africa, are currently more numerous, but are also subject to hunting and habitat loss.
The mountain gorillas, of the Virunga volcanos, bordering Congo DR, Rwanda and Uganda, have a tiny but relatively stable population of around 700 individuals. The Cross River Gorilla, inhabiting transborder areas between Nigeria and Cameroon, numbers only about 200 individuals, in isolated pockets. Lowland gorillas of the large Congo basin number around 100,000; however numbers are declining fast.
Orangutans total numbers range from 50,000 to 100,000.

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  1. cargoshortsgamer said: This is an amazing answer. But yeah numbers have been decreasing :(
  2. science-junkie posted this