Chimpanzees split their time between trees and the ground.
Use of Trees
Chimpanzees may hunt certain species of red colobus monkey in the treetops.Chimpanzees spend much of their time traveling on the ground, walking on all fours. Nonetheless, they are much more arboreal than their bigger relatives the gorillas. In most habitats, they forage extensively on fruits, nuts and bark in the canopy, where they also occasionally hunt monkeys; retreat each night to build sleeping nests; and escape from some terrestrial predators by climbing.
Chimps are familiar with the fruiting schedules of trees within their given forest.
Chimpanzees may swing through the canopy or carefully clamber over branches.