Despite the fact that chimpanzees are an endangered species, their numbers
continue to decline. This is due mainly to hunters killing adult chimpanzees and
selling their bodies as meat for human consumption. This practice is known as the
bushmeat trade, and it is occurring at such an unsustainable level that Dr. Jane and
other primatologists fear it could lead to the extinction of free-living chimpanzees.
Another effect of the bushmeat trade is that it leaves many young chimpanzees orphaned.
The chimpanzee pictured above lives in a sanctuary with other orphans where she is able
to survive with the help of human caregivers.