Chimpanzee Facts: Chimpanzee species are the most delightful apes said to share genes 98% than to any other living creature. They live in Uganda’s tropical rainforest of Kibale Forest national park capital of primates, Budongo forest in Murchison Falls national park Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, boosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds, a park is bisected by the Victoria Nile which plunges 45meter over the remnant rift valley wall and the final event in an 80kilomters stretch of rapids, Kalinzu forest and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth national park the most visited Uganda national park because of the rare tree-climbing lions and chimpanzees species among others. Above all, chimpanzees are native species to the continent of Africa. Though the number of these endangered chimpanzees is decreasing on high note, recently it was recorded to be over 300,000 individuals left in Africa.
Chimpanzees are omnivores and they do survive on fruits and leaves not only that but also on eating eggs, nuts, insects and even hunting monkeys.
Below is highlight of Chimpanzee facts that brings out the right information about Chimpanzee’s social behaviours and nature habitant come along with Chimpanzee’s protection facts.
- Chimpanzees are the closest species to humans than any living species said to have 98% DNA to humans.
- Chimpanzees are larger species than the bonobo weighing 40 to 60 kilograms for males and female weighing 27 to 50 kilograms.
- They have coarse black hair with a bare face, fingers, soles of the feet, toes and palms of the hands.
- They undergo a gestation period of eight months almost like humans.
- Chimpanzees live in group ranging from 15 to 150 members. Although individuals end up separating or dividing into a smaller group during day time.
- These endangered species use tools for hunting, termites, acquiring hunting, ants, nuts water and such tools are rocks, modified sticks, grass and leaves.
- Chimpanzees create sharpened sticks to spear small mammals for food.
- Their arms are quite longer than their legs and can reach below their knees.
- They have long fingers with short thumbs, flat fingernails and the feet are adapted for grasping with big toe.
- Chimpanzees have a rounded exciting face with forwarding face eyes, small nose, rounded non-lobed ears, a long mobile upper lip and in adult males and sharp canine teeth.
- They live in variety of habitants such as the dry savannah, montane forest, swamp forest as well as dry woodland savannah.
- They have a lifespan of 50 years well as captive chimpanzees can live more than 60 years.
- They have black hair when they are not yet old but when they become older the hair turns into brown.
- They feed on fruits, seeds, blossoms, nuts, leaves and insects.
- They prefer using tools than any other creature except humans.
- They prefer climbing, swinging on the tree branches and walking on all four legs.
- Female Chimpanzees start reproduction at the age of 13 and can give birth at any time of the year.
- They use around 30 different vocalisations to communicate and the loudest are pant hoot, which are used for long distance call for social reason.
- Female chimpanzees commonly mate with males while in their community whereas male chimpanzees consist large testicles for sperm competition.
- Females are good in providing food for their younger ones, protection, warmth as well as teaching them certain skills.
- Younger chimpanzees start moving for short distances at the month of 8.
- They are human likes which use facial expressions to bring emotions.
- Chimpanzees are water lovers but cannot swim because of their structure and density of their bodies.
- They have body emotions similar to what we call pleasure, joy, boredom, anger, grief, sorrow and depression.
- The greatest record which was done on the oldest chimpanzees to live but as captive female was between 76 to 82 years’ old which unfortunately died in 2017.
- They sometimes become aggressive but when they are attacked, the male chimpanzees can plan and execute attacks on other chimpanzees hence causing injuries and fatalities.
- They are strong species that weigh four times stronger than a human of a similar size. Chimpanzees can also run at a speed of 25mph.
- They become angry when their hair stands at the back.
- Chimpanzees are endangered species of primates that live in tropical rain forested areas.