• Habitats Of Apes

    Habitat Of Apes

    Apes are very much similar to humans, and both are the...

Apes are very much similar to humans, and both are the members of the same super family called Hominoid. Apes look like monkeys but they do not have the external tails and they are commonly larger in size. Gibbons, orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees belong to the family of apes. These different members of apes family have different habitats.

Habitats of Gibbons

The smallest members in the family of apes are the 12-13 species of gibbons. Because these are smaller in sizes so gibbons are referred as lesser apes. The natural habitats for gibbons are the South East Asian rain forests which are tropical in nature. They are scattered in the forests of China, Malaysia, Philippines and Burma.

Habitats of Orangutans

Other habitants of Southeast Asia from the family of apes are most rare and largest apes of this region known as the orangutans. The low-lying swamps in Borneo and the island of Sumatra in Indonesia are the natural habitats of these most intelligent mammals on earth.

Habitats of Gorillas

Gorillas are the largest apes in the world and are habitants of the African jungle. They live mostly on earth which means they are primarily terrestrial in nature. This largest apes in the world love to live in abandoned lands, swamps, tropical rain forests and low wet lands. Different sub-species of gorillas live in different parts of Africa. Western low-land gorillas live in Cameron, Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Similarly, eastern mammals of this species live in Zaire.

Habitats of Chimpanzees

Another member from the apes family being the habitants of Africa is the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are very much similar to humans in terms of their mental strength and pleasant behavior. The western lands of Africa are the habitats of Chimpanzees which include woodlands, rain forests and swamps forests. They are found in almost 21 central and western African countries.

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