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All chimpanzees officially on the endangered list

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An adult chimpanzee in the L.A. Zoo exhibit cradles an unnamed baby female, first born since 1999. The pictured infant was fatally attacked Tuesday afternoon.
Tad Motoyama/Los Angeles Zoo (via www.zooborns.com)
An adult chimpanzee in the L.A. Zoo

As of Tuesday, chimpanzees, both wild and captive, will be labeled as an endangered species.

As of Tuesday, all chimpanzees, both wild and captive, will be labeled as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

The new classification is a change from previous classifications. While chimps in the wild have been considered endange​red, chimps in captivity were labeled threatened.

Dan Ashe, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s director, explained more.

 

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