|Distribution||Western and Central Africa.|
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES
The body is covered with rough, dark-brown fur, except the face, fingers and feet; the part of hair is white (around the mouth and coccyx). Together with the bonobo, they make up the genus Pan. The constitution of the common chimpanzee is stronger and more muscular that the bonobo’s body. Their natural habitat is wider. The male’s height may reach 160cm, while the female’s height is 130cm. The adult animals weigh from 40 to 80kg in the wild. They live in communities that typically range from 10 to 20 members. The much larger groups may be found. The species is in the IUCN Red List as endangered (EN).
Chimpanzees are omnivorous, but their diet is mainly vegetable consisting of fruits, leaves, nuts, seeds, tubers and other plants and mushrooms. They like insects, honey and bird eggs. They eat meat every time it is available, including marmosets.
Approximately 50 years.