Will the Pygmy Chimpanzee Be Threatened with Extinction as Are the Elephant and the White Rhinoceros in Zaire?

  • Kabongo Ka Mubalamata
Part of the The Pygmy Chimpanzee book series (EBIO)


Wild animals such as the elephant (Loxodonta africana), the white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), the zebra (Equus burcelli), and the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) being killed and illegally exploited for their meat and secondary products (horns, tusks, skins, furs). The same is true for primates, especially the pygmy chimpanzee (Panpaniscus), which is being heavily exploited in a number of different ways, most notably as a source of food, for the pet trade, and for biomedical research.


Illicit Trade Pygmy Chimpanzee White Rhinoceros Common Chimpanzee Limited Geographic Distribution 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kabongo Ka Mubalamata
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  1. 1.Institut de Recherche ScientifiqueCentre de Recherche de LwiroBukavuZaire

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