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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Pongidae
Genus:Pan
Genus species:Pan troglodytes

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:68-94 cm
Height:120-170 cm
Weight:Males 50-70 kg
Identification:The chimpanzee has blackish hair and a lighter face. The face, however, darkens with age.
Habitat:Rain forests, savannas with woodlands
Diet:Omnivore: fruit, nuts, leaves, shoots, bark, eggs, insects, young animals
Reproduction:Female chimpanzees experience regular heat periods and may mate with all of the males within the troop. After gestating for 227-232 days, females give birth to one or two young which remain with them for two to three years.
The social structure of the chimpanzee varies by location. In the forest, there are four types of social groups: 1) males; 2) females with young; 3) males and females with young; 4) males and females without young. On the savanna, chimpanzee social groups are more stable. They have at least one male, several females, and their young.
Behavior:Chimps are diurnal, building nests in trees to sleep in overnight. They are very expressive and communicative.
Status:Endangered
Interesting Facts:Chimpanzees are often seen using twigs and stems as tools to get termites and ants out of their nests.

Other Information

Geographic:Central Africa Date:1976-10 Subjects:ape
primate
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzees
Chimpanzees -- Infancy
Pan (Mammals)
Apes
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata