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Primates

Chimpanzee

Species

Common chimpanzee

Lifespan

40-45 years

Range

Chimpanzees live in Angola, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Diet

Chimps mostly eat fruit supplemented with leaves, seeds, flowers, pith, bark, insects and a variety of vertebrates such as monkeys, bushpigs, forest antelope, and other small mammals.

Social structure

Communities can range from 15 to 150 members and with more or less friendly associations. A male-bonded society exists in chimpanzees where males dominate.

Reproduction

Gestation lasts around 7.5 months and, if the baby survives, the femal does not resume regular cycling for 4 years or more.

Threats

Most chimpanzee habitats are under threat from logging and conversion to farmland. Chimps are also threatened by hunting to supply the bush-meat trade.

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