Man’s closest relatives amongst the primates are apes, with whom we share over 95% of our DNA. In
Thailand, Justine Shapiro sees how the world’s most agile ape, the White-Handed Gibbon, is being protected.
In Borneo and Sumatra, Holly Morris, Megan McCormick and Ian Wright, get close up and personal with
Asia’s biggest ape, the Orangutan – the largest tree-living animal in the world. In Tanzania and Zambia, we
travel to see man’s nearest relative of all, the Chimpanzee. And, in the remote mountains of Uganda, we trek to
find the largest ape of all, the remarkable Mountain Gorilla, of whom only 600 or so survive in the wild.
Planet of The Apes also looks at the threats of diminishing rainforests, the bushmeat trade, and the pet trade,
and shows us the very important work of conservationists who are doing what they can to save our closest
animal relatives from extinction.
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