Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Chimpanzee

Today’s animal is the Chimpanzee, they are our closest living relatives with their DNA matching more than 98% of humans!

Location: Africa
Diet: Omnivore
Lifespan: 45 years in the wild
Interesting fact: Chimpanzees are among the smartest animals on the planet, considering how closely their DNA matches a humans it’s not that surprising! However, Chimpanzees are one of the few animals who use tools, but they can also be taught to use some basic sign language.

Here’s a clip showing a chimpanzee’s problem solving skills!

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