Chimpanzee - Mammals

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Pan troglodytes

conservation status Endangered

Weight: males 40 - 55 kg (90 - 120 lb), females cca 30 kg (66 lb)
Lenght: 1 - 1.7m (3ft 4in - 5ft 8in)
Wild population: 200.000 (in 2011), + 35.000? bonobos
Lifespan: 35 - 40 years in the wild, up to 60 years in captivity
Gestation: year-round, after 8 months 1 young
Range: Guinea ans Sierra Leone, east to Uganda and west Tanzania, north of Congo River
Habitat: rain forests, montane forests to 2.000m, also moist savanna and acacia savannas

Protecting organisations: Ape Alliance Wild Chimpanzee Foundation Great Ape Trust

There is 94% identical DNA between human beings, chimpanzees an bonobos sharing a common ancestor six million years ago.
They have sense of self, make tools and use them to acquire foods and for social displays, can learn to use symbols. Also understand aspects of human language including basic relational syntax, concepts of number and numerical sequence. They are capable of spontaneous future planning.
An increasing number of governments are enacting a Great Ape research ban forbidding the use of chimpanzees and other great apes in research or toxicology testing.

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camera:Minolta DYNAX 7D
lens:Sigma 50-500 mm F4.0-6.3 APO EX DG
focal length:500 mm
exposure time:1/400 s
stativ:Manfrotto Nature 190 + MA 322RC 2
location:Sweetwaters, Kenya