CHICAGO –All chimpanzees in the United States are now recognized as endangered species, offering them new legal protections from medical research and the pet trade. Still, hundreds of Great Apes are living in sanctuaries. And as WGN’s Steve Sanders reports, a Chicago musician and composer is hoping his music will touch chimps lives as much as they’ve touched his.
Advocates say consumers can help by avoiding products that use chimps in their advertising. And by buying only sustainably harvested lumber that doesn’t destroy the apes natural habitat. You can get Harry’s album in the Lincoln Park Zoo gift shop. And for even more information, please go to the many links we’ve compiled here.