Wild: 40-45 years
Captive: 60+ years
Female: 70-104 lbs
Male: 88-150 lbs
Name of Young
- 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.
- They often walk on their knuckles, but they are capable of standing and walking on two legs. They are also efficient climbers and will build nests of leaves and sleep in trees.
- Chimpanzees may hunt other animals such as small antelope or monkeys.
- Chimps communicate in many ways, both vocally and visually through facial expressions. For example, a grin is often a sign of aggression. They may also swagger, swing their arms, or drum their hands against tree trunks.
Did You Know?
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.