The chimpanzee is a species of great ape found in the forests and savannas of central and western Africa. They are closely related to humans, sharing 98% of the same DNA. They are divided into two subspecies: the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. Common chimpanzees are typically found in the northern and western regions of Africa, while bonobos are found in the southern regions of the Congo River.
Chimpanzees are known for their intelligence, and are capable of using tools, solving problems, and displaying a wide range of emotions. They live in communities called troops, led by a dominant male. They communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations, such as screams, grunts, and pant hoots. They are omnivores, eating mostly fruits, leaves, seeds, and some insects, but will also eat small mammals.
Chimpanzees are facing serious threats from habitat loss, poaching, and disease. The common chimpanzee is listed as an endangered species by the IUCN, while the bonobo is listed as critically endangered. Conservation efforts are underway to try to protect the remaining population and increase their numbers..