The Greater Apes: Chimpanzees

The Greater Apes: Chimpanzees

The greater apes include the chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans as well as the bonobos.

They are close relative species to humans. They have various similarities and brain developments in progress.

They are also one of the largest apes and have no tails. Unlike other wildlife species, they are able to make use of their hands for doing activities such as food gathering, carrying materials needed to build their nests, and are able to use tools. It’s a plus from their brain developments.

Just like humans, the great apes are omnivores. That is to say, they can feed on both plants and other living orgainism. But most of them prefer feeding on fruits.

They give birth to one offspring or twins in rare occasion. This is after carrying the pregnancy for approximately 8-9 months.

Let’s get to know about each of them and how we affect their survival.

Chimpanzees

They are biggest among the apes. They can weigh up to 65 kilograms and stand tall approximately 94 centimeters. Covered with a coarse black hair except on their face, palms of their hand, feet soles and toes. Just like humans.

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