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Chimpanzee | by Terry Kearney
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Chimpanzee

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

TYPE: Mammals

DIET: Omnivores

GROUP NAME: Community

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 45 years

SIZE: 4 to 5.5 ft

WEIGHT: 70 to 130 lbs

 

Chester Zoo Cheshire 6/365

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Taken on January 2, 2018