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Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

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At the beginning of the 20th century, almost 2 million chimpanzees lived in Africa. Today it has dwindled to 200,000.

A male chimpanzee is about 4 feet tall and weighs between 90-115 pounds. At birth chimps weigh from 2 to 4 pounds.

Biologically, chimpanzees are closer related to humans than gorillas. We share almost 99% of the same DNA.

Chimpanzees arms are longer than their legs. This makes it possible for them to reach fruit growing in limps not able it support their weight.

Chimpanzees have opposable thumbs and opposable big toes to help them grip.

Chimpanzees are fully dependent on their mothers until they reach the age 7.

Chimpanzees are not capable of vocal language, but have been taught more than 300 signs in American Language.

Chimps use medical plants to treat themselves for different illness and injuries. Scientists have found an anti-tumor agent in one such plant.

Chimpanzees are 7 times stronger than a man.

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