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Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives and share 95-98% of their DNA with humans.
Chimpanzees have a troop hunting culture, based on beta males led by a relatively weak alpha male, and highly complex social relationships. They rarely live past 50 in the wild but may reach 60 in captivity.
Equatorial Africa from Senegal to western Uganda and Tanzania
Rain forests and forest galleries but extending into savanna woodland
Western form endangered; central and eastern forms vulnerable
Omnivorous; fruit, seeds, leaves, insects, birds, eggs, and occasional small mammals
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for chimpanzee.