Friday, October 26, 2007


I'm not really a huge animal lover (domestic cats, for example, are just pure EVIL in my opinion) but I found the recently published list of primate species that are 'about to disappear' incredibly sad. Like the Greater Bamboo Lemur pictured above.

Check out this slideshow of the 25 species identified as most at-risk, including two of our closest great ape cousins, the Cross River gorilla of Cameroon and Nigeria and the orang-utan from Sumatra.

According to Russell Mittermeier, the president of Conservation International "you could fit all the surviving members of these 25 species in a single football stadium; that's how few of them remain on Earth today."

1 comment:

DIANNE said...

holy shit! the sumatran orangutang looks crazy. bummer that they're not real real pictures.