Chimpanzee: A primate living in central Africa
Main information and features:
- Chimpanzees live in central Africa.
- Measures between 75 cm and 95 cm.
- The weight of chimpanzees varies between 30 and 55 kg.
- Chimps feed on bird fruits and eggs.
- Female's gestation lasts between 230 and 240 days. Since the litter is from a calf.
- Stay the first three years of life living together with the mother. In this period they guarantee protection as well as learning.
- A healthy chimpanzee lives on average 20 years.
- They have black coat on much of their body. The face, palms and feet and ears are not hairy.
- Chimps use sounds and gestures to communicate with other animals of their species.
- Have above average intelligence of other animals. They are also very sociable.
They sleep at night, in nests that build with branches and leaves on top of tree trunks.
- They often use bones and stones to break objects such as hard shells.
- They can walk upright like humans.
Unfortunately, the chimpanzee is an endangered species. This is because it is much targeted by hunters who sell their meat for human consumption.