The common chimpanzee can be found in West and
Central Equatorial Africa. Some of the countries the
chimpanzee is located in include Sierra Leone, Angola,
Tanzania and Congo.
Like humans, the chimpanzee is omnivorous, meaning Habitat
their diet consists of plants and animals. Some of the
foods a chimpanzee will eat include seeds, fruits, leaves,
bark, insects such as termites, and small prey.
Chimpanzees will often use a twig as a tool to help them
reach termites or ants in nests and have been seen using
sticks to hunt other small mammals.
The chimpanzee inhabits tropical rainforest areas, low
altitude forests, mountain forests and savanna forests in
West and Central Equatorial Africa. The chimpanzee will
spend time both in trees and on the ground, but will
usually sleep in a tree where it will build a nest for the
Depending on whether the chimpanzee is in captivity or
in the wild, it may weigh anywhere between 90 and 200
pounds. Males typically weigh more than females. The
height of a chimpanzee will usually be between 2.5 - 3
Chimpanzees' gestation or pregnancy periods will last
between 7.5 - 8 months. A chimpanzee will usually give
birth to one infant but occasionally will give birth to twins.
Chimpanzees are intelligent animals and have a complex
behavior and communication system.
Ham was a chimpanzee that was the first hominid to be
launched into outer space.
Project X is a 1987 science fiction movie about
chimpanzees that are tested by the military.
Chimpanzees are endangered due to habitat loss as well
as being hunted for meat.