Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Endangered Chimpanzee

We are participating in Louis's Endangered Species challenge today.  Louis is Blogville's arts and entertainment director.   We accepted this challenge to increase awareness that so many of our beautiful animal brothers and sisters are in danger of completely disappearing from this Earth.   We can't let that happen!

For our endangered species, we chose the chimpanzee.

Like us, chimps are highly social animals, care for their offspring for years and can live to be over 50. In fact, chimpanzees are our closest cousins; we share about 98 percent of our genes.

In their habitat in the forests of central Africa, chimpanzees spend most of their days in the tree tops. When they do come down to earth, chimps usually travel on all fours, though they can walk on their legs like humans for as far as a mile. They use sticks to fish termites out of mounds and bunches of leaves to sop up drinking water.
Lately, people enter forests where chimpanzees live. The Chimpanzees have been getting sick from people's diseases. In addition, people are hunting the chimpanzees. Their numbers are becoming fewer and fewer.

Thank you, Louis, for giving us the opportunity to let others know about these smart and fun-loving chimps!  They're such special animals♥

 Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

22 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Molly and Mackie I love your report on Chimpanzees and don't you look cute with them. I had heard human disease were being taken into the forest but I didn't realize the toll it had taken
Hugs madi your bfff

Sweet William The Scot said...

We joined in on the Endangered Animals project also. The chimp sure looks happy to be spending some time with you two. To just hunt a species to death is horrid. We have to work now like Noah to save them all.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Two French Bulldogs said...

We always wanted a chimp. Probably why mom calls us monkey sometimes
Lily & Edward

stellaroselong said...

His little face just says it all.
stella rose

Julie said...

Oh yes, chimpanzees are wonderful aren't they, I do luffs watching them on the TeeVees
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

M. K. Clinton said...

I cannot believe that we forgot about the endangered species day. Bad mama! We have chimpanzee rescue here in our city where chimps that have been used in research are able to retire and live a happy life.

Sully said...

Monkey see, monkey do or is it Airedale see, Airedale do????

Aroo to you,
Sully

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Thank you for letting us know about the problems chimps have today because of humans. Mom used to love to go to the MOnkey House at Forest Park in Springfield, MA when she was a little girl and watch all the chimps peel oranges and bananas to eat. Louis's event has been very educational for us today.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Kinley Westie said...

Chimps are so cute!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We love chimps. Thank you for letting us know about their plight.

Christmas said...

It looks like you pups had fun hanging out with those chimps!!!

Idaho PugRanch said...

this was very interesting! We did not know that Chimpanzee's were endangered.
What a wonderful idea that Louis had for this challenge
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

KB Bear said...

That's a very sweet looking chimp. I wish that we humans weren't driving so many species to the brink of extinction our "us first" attitude.

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

Thanks fur pawticipating. It is so good that Blogville cares about endangered anipals!
Your Furend
Louis Dog Armstrong

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We saw YOU TWO and the Chimps at Louis D. Armstrong's Blog... OMD we think this is a grand thingy that Louis thought up... Blogville brought the plight of all these animals and insects out fur all to see... and Maybe even HELP them to SURVIVE FUR EVER.

Dory and the Mama said...

What a great post!! We loved learning more about the chimpanzee. It'a been great learning all about some cool endangered species today!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Molly and Mackie .... so many endangered species, aye?? Mum and I loved hearing about the chimps. Thanks for reminding us about them.

Mark Muller said...

what a great post! I agree with you this funny human-like friends need our protection... the mama always cried when she saw them dressed and forced to do embarrassing things during the 80's in a show...

Millie and Walter said...

It's been interesting reading about all the endangered species today. We hope the awareness helps keep them alive.

The Daily Pip said...

I somehow missed this day and wish I had known about it. I love chimps and I am so sad they are being hurt by human disease and loss of habitat.

Studio at the Farm said...

Susan, it makes me happy to see this post about endangered animals - thank you. And thank you for your comment on the hollyhocks-to-be. It's really going to be slow - a fussy, detailed work.

Kathryn

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This is a wonderful post! We care too
love
tweedles