Their brains. They are very clever, and are good at solving problems – like us!
1.2 – 1.7m and 32 – 60kg.
Just like humans, chimpanzees are omnivorous (they eat both plants and animals). They love fruit, which makes up about half of their diet, as well as leaves, bark and stems. While they don’t eat them as often, other mammals (including monkeys) are also part of their diet.
Chimpanzees can be found in several countries in Africa, mostly around the Equator. They live in both wet and dry forests.
Nobody is really certain how many chimpanzees there are in Africa but there are thought to be between 172,000 and 300,000.
The three biggest threats are: habitat loss, poaching for the pet trade and bushmeat (for people to eat), and disease.
That’s a fact!
Chimpanzees are one of a few animals that use tools. For example, they use sticks to get insects out of their nests.