Learn about the incredible animals featured in She Walks with Apes
Orangutans are solitary animals, rarely living in familial groups with more than three members. Due to deforestation, many orangutans are displaced and forced to live closer to others than they would like. Young orphaned orangutans are cared for at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine in Borneo, then sent back into the wild once they are able to care for themselves.
The mountain gorilla is currently the only endangered great ape whose population is steadily rising. This is due to the intense conservationism on the part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, named for the Trimate who dedicated her life to the animals.
Chimpanzees are our closest animal relative and share 98% of our DNA. In Uganda, our team observed chimpanzees grooming hunting, and living together in tight knit familial groups.