Region - Africa

You’ve probably heard this before – humans are more closely related to chimpanzees and bonobos than any other animal.

Living mainly in the equatorial forests and savannahs of Africa, they spend most of their time feeding or sleeping. At night, they’ll build nests for sleeping from branches and leaves in suitable treetops.

A chimpanzee has a white skin colour protected by black or brown hair. Males are dominant, although females form coalitions against a bullying male occasionally.

Their diet consists of over 300 foodstuffs from berries to insects to birds eggs. When the opportunity arises, they’ll hunt down a small animal like a monkey or duiker. Researchers have observed them using plants to cure some diseases and intestinal parasites.

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