Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, sharing more than 98 percent of our genetic blueprint. Humans and chimps are also thought to share a common ancestor who lived some four to eight million years ago.
COMMON NAME: Chimpanzee
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pan troglodytes
GROUP NAME: Community
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 45 years
SIZE: 4 to 5.5 ft
WEIGHT: 70 to 130 lbs
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