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    Great apes survival project Do you know that over the past 20 years, surveys indicated there is a continual decline in apes population? The population of apes has further declined from the number 100,000 in 1980, and this decline will continue if we don’t help them to survive. Most apes live in Cameroon and Congo basins and other central African equatorial regions. These apes share 99% of the human DNA. They can live up to 60 years and they are capable of intelligent communication. Apes have a comprehension level of a six-year old child with an IQ of 80, just like many humans. Also, they can learn languages just like us, so they can become a potential friend of us! However, these intelligent creatures are under all sorts of threats now.…

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    the humane treatments of primates, especially those used for experimentation. Yong also elaborated on the Great Ape Project, an association established to gain a basic set of rights for chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans. Furthermore, he asserted that there are studies and data proving that animals are capable of experiencing pain and other emotions, and therefore, it is only logic to give them the treatment they deserve. In addition, some animals, particularly primates, are…

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    Delving into questions of synchronic identity of a person, one may ask what it is for a thing to be a person at a certain time? Can a computer, an infant, advanced apes and others be persons? Using the great ape project as an instance, which purports that the great apes should be considered persons since they possessed most of the characteristics required to be persons. As posited by Lock, self-consciousness is a marker to be a person; if that is true, one may infer that the great apes are…

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    Personhood Of Gorillas

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    Humans have been searching for the point of difference between ourselves and other animal species for centuries. Most recently, it was suggested that one of the decisive factors was language. Conversely, a study published by Fourth Estate in 1993 entitled The Great Ape Project; Equality Beyond Humanity contained a piece by Dr. Francine Patterson and Wendy Gordon called The Case for the Personhood of Gorillas. This article was based on research gathered when working with a pair of lowland…

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    Animal experimentation on chimpanzees is still very well practiced in the United States and Gabon. Due to the nature of the experiments that take place and what it does to these endangered great apes, it needs to be completely stopped. Animal experimentation on chimpanzees began in the early 1920’s when a psychologist named Robert M. Yerkes purchases two chimpanzees for his own private research. His objective was to study the behaviors of the two primates he purchased and in response to this…

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    Jacobs runs with two themes: be careful what you wish for and you can't get something for nothing. Jacobs illustrates both themes when Herbert urges his father to wish for two hundred pounds. Everything seems to be going fine the next day until Herbert leaves for work. Not long after he is gone, a strange man comes to their house and informs Mr. and Mrs. White their son has been in an accident involving the machinery he was working with and he was instantly killed. The company Herbert was…

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    Fit in Three characters try to fit in. American Born Chinese reveals the following central theme of being yourself. Three characters pass through despair in order to fit in, and in some way they lost their knowledge. They forgot where they come from and who they are. One of them feels better than others. The monkey king feels better than the others monkeys by Luen Yang writes, “All monkeys must wear shoes”(55). The monkey king tries to fit in by telling all the monkeys to wear shoes. The…

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    Mona Monkey Essay

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    Crested Mona Monkeys are a social and activity species. Their playful personalities and physical features play a role in how they got their common names. The crowned monkey, golden bellied guenon, and Cercopithecus Mona are just a few of their common nicknames, but this creature have the ability to adapt to different environmental pressures that caused a wide spread of subspecies that ranges from the Cross River, south of the Congo Basin, raising to Rwanda, and Uganda. Also this species was also…

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    One relatively recent cause of the sharp decline in ape populations deals with poaching and kidnapping. The Great Ape Survival Partnership or (GASP) is an aid organization created by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). The purpose of the GASP is to protect apes and their habitats. Their website provides a wealth of information regarding the struggle of our closest living relatives and efforts made to turn back the tide of extinction. Over the past decade, there has been a…

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    Francois Langur Essay

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    fur, and eats things such as leaves. The Francois langur lives in dense forests, mainly in and around Asia. Most of the monkeys also live in China and Vietnam, as well as west central Laos. Also, they inhabit semi-tropical and subtropical regions with areas that usually contain limestone. Additionally, they enjoy living in mangrove environments. When the monkeys are not out hunting for food, they spend most of their free time in caves, as the landforms are a way for the animals to gain…

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