All About Chimpanzees

The average weight of an grown-up male chimpanzee is between 35 and 70 kilograms and a height of about 3 meters whereas an adult female chimpanzee weighs between 26 and 50 kilograms and a stature of between 2 and 4 feet.

The life expectancy of a chimpanzee’s is around 40 years even though those living in confinement can prolong up to 60 years.

Biologically, chimpanzees are the closest relatives to human beings jointly sharing almost 98% of their Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) conformation with people.  Chimps are sociable, intelligent and communicative. Among their very interesting behaviors is the capability to use tools like rocks for crashing nuts, empty pods for burrowing out water plus sticks for catching termites from ground holes. These abilities are for a long time been genetically passed on from generation to another and scientists say that different troops have dedicated tasks, basing on their habitat as well as diet.

Chimps in clusters of 10 – 100 members can take care of each other’s babies, kiss, mentor one another and even hold hands. The young chimpanzees become autonomous at 4 year. Nevertheless, chimps can be hostile and antisocial if disturbed.

Even though chimps spend some time on ground, they routinely feed and prepare make sleeping nests in the trees. Their nutrition differs encompassing of seeds, leaves, fruit and flowers.