The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Simple Answers to Questions About Chimpanzees

What Do Chimpanzees Eat?
They climb trees in pursuit of food and for nesting and can swing by their hands from branch to branch. Their diet consists largely of fruit and other plant matter, but they also hunt and eat small animals, including monkeys.

What is the typical Chimpanzee Family?
Family groups consist of mothers and offspring; females mate with many males during their fertile periods.

What is the lifespan of a Chimpanzee?
Under ideal circumstances chimpanzees may live 50 years.

What can Chimpanzees be taught to Communicate?
Although incapable of speech beyond their own simple vocalizations, captive chimpanzees have been taught to communicate in a language using visual rather than verbal symbols.

How does a Chimpanzee walk?
Chimpanzees spend much time on the ground, where they walk on all fours, using the soles of the feet and the knuckles of the hands; they can also stand on two legs and sometimes walk this way for short distances.

Are Chimpanzees loners or do they travel in Troupes?
Chimpanzees move about the forest in bands of varying composition, usually numbering six to ten individuals.

Where does a Chimpanzee live?
... chimpanzee an ape , genus Pan, of the equatorial forests of central and W Africa. The common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, lives N of the Congo River. Full-grown animals of this species are up to 5 ft (1.5 m) tall and weigh about 150 lb (68 kg); they have an arm spread of up to 9 ft (2.7 m) and are much stronger than humans. They are covered with long, black hair over most of the body and have naked faces ranging in color from nearly white to nearly black. The pygmy chimpanzee, P. paniscus, now usually called the bonobo , lives south of the Congo. It is a bit smaller and more slenderly built, with a black face.

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