Thursday, September 13, 2007


The Ebola virus, commercial hunting, civil unrest and habitat loss due to logging and forest clearance are depleting Western Gorilla populations to a point where it might become impossible for them to recover, according to a report released yesterday by the WCU. Now on the "critically endangered" list and one step way from extinction, the remaining 'great apes' could fit inside two or three football stadiums, says primate specialist Russ Mittermeier.

Pictured above is a sampling of work by my favorite two monkey painters, Koko the Gorilla and Congo the Fluxus Monkey (who is, of course, actually a chimpanzee) and below an image of Koko rockin' out on the keyboards, plus an address where donations can be made.

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