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Pan Troglodytes ( Chimpanzee )

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Pan troglodytes (Chimpanzee) I chose this species because I wanted to do research on Chimpanzees. I thought it would be a great topic because it’s interesting and I love chimpanzees and would like to own one.
Taxonomic Hierarchy
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Pan
Species: Pan troglodytes
Common name: Chimpanzee
Morphology
Average life age 45-60
Average size 3.5 to 5.5 ft
Weight average
Their skin is hair which is usually black or brown
The hair covers their bodies and not their faces, hands or feet
The hairless parts are shades of brown, depending on age.
Large ears
Deep eyebrow ridge
Hands and feet like humans, opposable big toe helps grip objects
Knuckle walk
32 teeth, to
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Ecology and Diet
The common Chimpanzee is a frugivorous species, but they will often consume seeds, nuts, flowers, leaves, honey, during dry seasons. Also they will eat insects, eggs, and animals such as monkeys. The common chimpanzee is a good hunter, usually males will form groups to go hunt. They hunt monkeys, antelopes, duikers, and pigs. Chimpanzee’s swing from branch to branch this helps them move swiftly in the trees, every night the Chimpanzee’s build a nest made of branches and leaves up in a tree. Usually the tree is one they were near during the day, and often members of the group build their nests near each other. Chimpanzees are very sociable, they like to spend the day feeding, grooming and playing with other members in their group. Groups range in size from maybe 15 to 120 chimps depending on the habitat and the amount of available food. They are territorial and do like tolerate outsiders, they even will kill one that is from another group. Chimpanzee’s usually walk on all fours, which is called knuckle walking, theys can stand and walk upright just like humans.
Tool Use Chimpanzees are one of the few animal species that can use tools. They carve sticks to help remove insects from their nests or out of the logs. They use stones to open nuts and they use leaves as cups for drinking water.
Chimpanzee Social Behavior and
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