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Half world's monkeys, apes face threat of extinction
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A baby chimpanzee is held by its mother, Tibe, at the Barcelona Zoo in this August 31, 2007 file photo. Almost half the world's monkeys and apes are facing a worsening threat of extinction because of deforestation and hunting for meat, an international report showed on Aug. 5, 2008. Chimpanzees, the species most like humans, stayed "endangered", the middle of a three-stage scale of risk between critically endangered and "vulnerable."[Xinhua/Reuters Photo] 

(Xinhua News Agency August 6, 2008)

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