by Staff writer
In Nigeria, and most African nations really, there is hardly a limit to what could be food.
Just two years ago, pictures of a pregnant python killed for meat in Northern Nigeria went viral.
But the recent story about a chimpanzee being roasted for meat in Delta State, Nigeria, seems to be causing more anger.
|Humans, chimpanzees and bonobos descended from a single ancestor species that lived six or seven million years ago.|
Chimpanzees, just like humans, are primates that share very close physical and genetic similarities with modern humans.
In fact, common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) share 98% of human genes and are mankind’s closest living relative.
They are thought to be the most intelligent non-human animal alive today!
Because of the striking similarities in both behavior and appearance to humans, chimpanzees have been called the “cousins” of human beings.