Chimpanzee is the closest relative to us, human beings.
Even though we share over many of the same chromasones humans
evolved as the dominent species and not chimps.
Of all the great apes, the chimpanzee is probably the most
familiar to most people. They are the most social of the
apes, living in groups of at least a dozen individuals.
Unlike most other primates, a chimpanzee's arms and legs
are equal in length, more like a human being's. They walk
upright, but cannot straighten their knees, which causes
them to tilt forward.
Chimpanzee's typically weigh about 65 lbs. for females,
and 90 lbs. For males. The live for about 40 or 50 years.
Much like us chimpanzees are omnivores; they eat fruit,
nuts, leaves, honey, eggs, bark, insects, birds, and small
mammals. Occasionally, they kill and eat monkeys, young
antelope, and other small animals.
population is something that is very difficult to track,
and almost as difficult to estimate. Chimpanzees live mainly
in Central Western Africa as well as Western and Eastern