Here are some links to the primates our closest relatives.

The chimpanzees including the bonobo the most inteligent of them all.  There are links to the gorillas both the highland gorilla and the lowland gorilla.  The orangutan, baboons and others.  The first sites below are on communication with the apes.  Yes some people have been talking with chimpanzees and gorillas using sign language.  And some of the apes have been using computers to communicate with humans.


Enter CHCI Here

The Gorilla Foundation

Meet Koko, Michael and Friends Here.

Chimpanzee Cultures

The Center For Captive Chimpanzee Care

Chimpanzees cannot speak out on their own behalf, they cannot recount their histories and accomplishments, they cannot lobby Congress or direct their futures. But we can.
Save The Chimps

Mountain Gorilla Protection

"Gorillas in a data base"

The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International


The orangutans would also like you to know a little of their plight.   Everyday the mothers are being killed and the babies are being taken to be sold into the pet trade to people who know nothing about the animals.  Many of these baby orangutans grow up a sad and lonely existance away from their mothers and when they grow their owners can do nothing with such a large and powerful animal.   Their numbers are getting very low and they'd like a bit of their forest to be saved instead of having it all logged for a few people to get rich at their expense.   Some people care nothing about these creatures others care a lot.



If you'd like to know something of the orangutans click here.


The Wildones

(Black and white ruffed lemur (12K JPG)) Lemurs - the Best Primates!
Lemurs, the magical and endangered prosimians of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands, need all the help they can get.
Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) Photo taken at: Duke University Primate Center

The Effects of Human Development on the Lemurs of Madagascar

Read About it Here

Ring-tailed Lemurs

Malagasy names: Maki, Hira

Order: Primates
Suborder: Prosimii
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Lemur
Species: catta

The Ringtailed Lemur