The Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is a great ape. Colloquially, it is often called the chimpanzee (or simply "chimp"), though technically this term refers to both species in the genus Pan: the Common Chimpanzee and the...
Chimpanzees (sometimes called chimps) are one of two exclusively African
species of extant great ape. Native to subsaharan Africa, both are currently found
Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, sharing more than 98 percent of our
genetic blueprint. Humans and chimps are also thought to share a common ...
Like us, chimps are highly social animals, care for their offspring for years and
can live to be over 50. In fact, chimpanzees are our closest cousins; we share ...
An internal committee of the U.S. National Institute of Health has recommended that over 300 of the federal government's 360 chimpanzees
in research be retired and sent to a sanctuary where they can live out the rest of their lives. The use of chimpanzees
in biomedical... More »
Chimpanzees can be found from Southern Senegal across the forested belt north
of ... in Tanzania is the first park in Africa specifically created for chimpanzees.
Visit the Chimpanzee website to watch videos, browse photos, download
educational materials, and buy the movie on Blu-ray and DVD.
The knuckle-walker. Chimpanzees are very familiar to us humans, perhaps
because so much of their behavior reminds us of ourselves. They are considered
Noisy and curious, intelligent and social, the chimpanzee is the mammal most
like a human. Chimpanzees fascinate humans and are favorites both in zoos and
Chimpanzees have already disappeared from 4 African countries, and are
nearing extinction in many others. Deforestation and commercial hunting for ...