Chimpanzees get their name from the Bantu words Kivili-Chimpenze, which translates as ‘creatures that look human’. They possess senses similar to humans including sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
They are very intelligent animals and use different tools such as rocks, twigs and sticks to communicate with each other as well as to crack foods that have hard outer skins or shells. They understand the human language and use calls and sounds, body language and facial expressions when communicating.
Chimpanzees are omnivores. They eat nuts, seeds, frits, leaves, blossoms as well as insects, eggs and meat of small animals.
They make nests in trees and change their location every night. The nests are made of soft leaves, branches and various materials that they can find.
A full grown chimpanzee is about 5.6 ft tall. The female chimpanzees weigh about 100 lbs while the males weigh about 150 lbs.
Chimpanzees are easily prone to diseases and infections.
They move around walking on all fours using their knuckles.
The females develop family bonds with their children for life and prefer to live together. Mothers give birth to one young one on an average of once every 5 – 6 years.
Unlike other primates, chimpanzees do not have tails and have large developed brains.
They live in communities of up to 100 – 150 members. The male leads the hierarchies that are formed by these communities.
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Are the only animals that have a DNA profile that is almost 98% similar to humans.
Are ‘prosimians’ or ‘pre-primates’ that translates roughly as ‘before monkeys’
Are known to be highly intelligent and capable primates and are not considered as apes, prosimians, or humans.
Have a stocky but powerful built and can weigh up to about 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs when fully grown.
Are mostly semi-aquatic animals that belong to the same family as badgers, polecats, weasels and wolverines.
Are large scavenging birds of prey having weak claws and bald heads which feed mainly on carcasses of deal animals.
Are small arboreal mammals related to weasels, skunks and raccoons and belonging to the Ailuridae family.
Belong to the family Giraffidae and are easily recognizable because of their tall profile and long neck.