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Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

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How does the population live together? Do they live singly, in small groups, or in large groups?

Chimpanzees live in a community of families. With 3 to 6 per family, totaling about 50 chimpanzees. The group is led by one chimp called the alpha or highest male. Females sometimes move between communities, but territory is strictly patrolled. Chimpanzees depend on each other and are very social animals. They do everything from grooming, resting, feeding, and traveling together. Grooming is very important in which they clean dirt and parasites from their partner. A chimpanzee family consist of a mother and her children. They have long life bonds with both their own family and other families.

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