An adult fully grown male chimpanzee weighs between 35 to 70 kilograms at a height of about 3 meters. And the adult female chimpanzee weighs between 26 to 50 kilograms at a height between 2 to 4 feet. The life expectancy of a chimpanzee is 40 years while the habituated chimpanzee can survive up to 60 years. They become independent at the age of 4 year. Chimpanzees also referred to as chimps have 98% of their DNA composition with humans, which makes them man’s closest relatives.
They possess survival skills that are passed on from generation to generation being based on habitat and diet. These skills include; ability to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, sticks for capturing termites from their holes, emptying pods for hollowing out water and so many others. Most of their time is spent up in the trees where they feed and also make their sleeping nests. Their diet comprises of leaves, flowers, seeds and fruit. Each chimpanzee group comprises of 10 – 100 members where all individuals can look after the young ones and also groom each other.