Chimpanzees and people share 98.7% of the same genetic make-up (DNA).
Chimpanzees usually walk on all four limbs, although they can walk upright for short distances.
Chimpanzees often use “tools” (rocks, twigs, etc.) to crack open nuts, dip into holes for ants, spear small animals for food, etc.
Although lighter than humans, chimpanzees have a pull five to six times stronger.
Chimpanzees are omnivorous, but their diet is mainly vegetarian; they have been known to engage in organized hunting.
Chimpanzees can live to be almost 50.
Chimpanzees lie a lot. That’s been known since chimps were taught sign language.
A chimp baby nurses for about three years.
Only three sorts of animals realize when they look in mirrors that they’re looking at themselves: humans, chimps, and orangutans.
The chimpanzee’s brain is fully grown after a year. Your brain keeps on growing until you are in your 20s.
Male monkeys go bald.
Even chimpanzees that are born and brought up in laboratories exhibit terror when they first see snakes.
Chimps play peek-a-boo.
Almost all chimpanzees in the wild fall out of trees and break bones. Examinations of chimp skeletons prove that.
In 1865, Everest was named after Sir George Everest, the British surveyor-general of India. It was once known simply as Peak 15.