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Chimpanzee

By Dave Chandra


Classification and Description • Pan Troglodytes • Mammal • 50-115 lbs.; 2-4 ft. tall • Black hair, hairless face, long fingers, opposable thumb


Biome • Western Africa • Tropical rainforest, woodlands, swamp, forests and grasslands • Does not migrate • Nest


Life Cycle • 1 baby every 5 years • Stay with mom 7 years • Rides on mom’s back • Fruit, ripe figs • Gets food from trees


Adaptations • DNA (98%) human • Tracking down food • Walk on four legs • Chewed-up leaves to sop up water


Reasons for Endangered Status • People • Loss of food in winter • Hunted for fur • Deforestation


Conservation • 100,000 to 200,000 • Protecting our rainforests • Breeding programs in zoos • Educate others, raise money


Resources • Ranger Rick Magazine, Chimps. • Saign, Geoffrey. Great Ape. • www.enchantedlearning.com


Chimpanzee  

Endangered Species Chimpanzee

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