Chimpanzees: Intelligent, social and violent

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), also known as chimps, are one of our closest living relatives and members of the great ape family, along with gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and humans. Chimps share 98.7% of their DNA with humans and have a lot of the same traits. They are known for being intelligent, social and violent animals that live in complex societies. Chimpanzees have suffered greatly from the increasing presence and influence of modern humans in their environment and are now threatened with extinction. 

Last updated on 13 April 2021

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Poaching
Diseases
Habitat loss and degradation
Species: 
Pan troglodytes
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals