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Interesting Information about ChimpanzeesFun Chimpanzee Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun chimpanzee facts for kids. Learn where they live, what they like to eat, how they behave and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about chimpanzees!


  • Chimpanzees are a species of great ape native to Africa.
  • They live in groups of roughly 20 to 150 individuals.
  • Male chimpanzees can weigh up to 70 kg (154 lb).
  • They have long arms and can pick up objects with both their hands and feet.
  • Chimpanzees are intelligent animals that are known for using tools, especially when hunting. They also form social groups such as hierarchies, coalitions and alliances.
  • They are comfortable both on the ground and in trees, where they swing from branch to branch.
  • Chimpanzees build nests in trees, changing locations every night.
  • They love fruit but will happily eat bark, seeds, leaves and other vegetation. They are mostly herbivores but can also feed on birds, eggs, insects and other small animals.
  • Chimpanzees display an open mouthed grin when feeling playful. They are also ticklish in a similar way to humans.
  • Chimpanzees are closely related to bonobos. Once thought of as a a subspecies of chimpanzee, bonobo are now recognized as being distinct. It is thought that the two species separated around one million years ago.
  • Chimpanzees and bonobos are the closest living relatives to humans.
  • It is believed that the line of chimpanzees diverged from our human ancestors around six million years ago.
  • Chimpanzees live for around 15 years in the wild on average (longer in captivity).
  • Chimpanzees are an endangered species at risk from habitat loss and poaching.
  • Their name is sometimes abbreviated to “chimp”.
  • Early studies of chimpanzees in the wild were conducted by the famous primatologist Jane Goodall.

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