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Children's LiteratureWhat impact do the disappearing rainforest trees have on the chimpanzee population? First, the shrinking African forests encourage chimp wars by forcing neighboring chimp communities to live close together. Second, shrinking African forests isolate the animals into islands of forests surrounded by farmland and open grassland. The chimps will not leave the trees to cross to open lands, so females must stay home and breed with close relatives. This inbreeding produces off spring that are small, weaker, and more disease prone. This nonfiction text, part of the "Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife" series, will enlighten readers about the connection between a chimpanzee's environment and their survival as a species. The book includes beautiful photography, easy to read sections with excellent supporting text from various sources, and a listing of organizations that are protecting the chimpanzee. The book is a perfect choice for an eighth or ninth grade science classroom or library. 2004, Firefly Books, Ages 12 to 15.