Largest living primate joins three other great ape species on International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list.
The IUCN, cited ILLEGAL HUNTING in downgrading the status of the eastern gorilla on its Red List of Endangered Species.
Of all the great ape species — the eastern gorilla, western gorilla, Bornean orangutan, Sumatran orangutan, chimpanzee and bonobo — ONLY the CHIMPANZEE and BONOBO are NOT considered critically endangered. But they are listed as endangered.
The latest IUCN red list has better news for the GIANT PANDA, which has improved from endangered to vulnerable.