Chimpanzee - Jane Goodall gets UNESCO honor

Chimpanzee Through habitat reduction, the chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) populations in rainforests and savannas have declined dramatically in West- and Central Africa. There are only a handful of animals that uses tools and the chimp is one of them. Examples are using twigs to poke into termite nests or using rocks to break things. It is our closest relative, sharing about 98 percent of our genes. Jane Goodall, who is 71 years of age, is internationally recognised for her work in the Gombe reserve in Tanzania, and the discoveries she made observing them and their social behavior. Recently, she has been given a UNESCO honor for her struggle to protect our close relatives...

Link: Jane Goodall honored
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Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands), Dublin Zoo (Ireland), Edinburgh Zoo (United Kingdom), Los Angeles Zoo (United States) and Saint Louis Zoological Park (United States)

The Chimpanzee, common chimpanzee, robust chimpanzee is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the chimpanzee
A young / baby of a chimpanzee is called a 'infant'. A chimpanzee group is called a 'community, group, cartload,posse'.
Some facts about the
Chimpanzee

Adult weight : 44.984 kg (98.9648 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 74 years

Female maturity :3376 days

Male maturity : 2920 days

Gestation : 229 days

Weaning : 1111 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 840 days

Weight at birth : 1.821 kg (4.0062 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs)

Mortality rate doubling time : 8 years

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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