Chimpanzee

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Scientific Name
Pan troglodytes

Type
Mammal

Lifespan
Wild: 40-45 years
Captivity: 60+ years

Size
2.5-4 feet

Average Weight
Female: 70-104 lbs
Male: 88-150 lbs

Group Name
Community

Group Size
20-60

Name of Young
Infant

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We Live:
We Are:Endangered
Chimps are endangered due to habitat loss, paoching, and disease.

Did you know?

  • Chimpanzees are our closest relatives. Their DNA is 98% similar to ours.
  • Their social groups are called communities and are found in the rainforests and woodlands of Africa. They spend much of their time grooming and playing with each other.
  • Chimpanzees use objects as tools. For example, they may use a reed or blade of grass to “fish” for insects by sticking it into a termite mound, or use stones to crack nuts. Baby chimps learn how to use tools by observing the adults.

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