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Chimpanzee born at Chester zoo offers ‘real hope’ for world’s rarest subspecies

By Robyn Vinter

12 Jan 2023 · 1 min read

Editor's Note

The birth of a west African chimpanzee in a U.K. zoo was welcomed by primatologists, the Guardian reports. There may be as few as 18,000 of the apes left in Africa, partly because of deforestation.

Conservationists are celebrating the birth of the “world’s rarest chimpanzee” at a UK zoo.

Chester zoo has welcomed the arrival of the male critically endangered western or west African chimpanzee, which was delivered after an eight-month pregnancy.

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