Chimpanzee | Welsh Mountain Zoo


Pan troglodytes

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Hunting and deforestation is taking its toll on the wild Chimpanzee population. Only 50 years ago, over one million chimps lived in Africa – that number has dropped dramatically to between 170,000 and 300,000, the species now having an ‘endangered’ status. Our closest living animal relative, humans share almost 99% of their DNA with Chimpanzees, varying by only 1.2%.

Native Range →

Western and Central Africa

Natural Habitat  →

Tropical Forests

Diet  →

Insects, eggs, leaves, fruit

Life Expectancy  →

40-50 years in the wild. 50 years in zoos

Breeding  →

1-2 infants from a 8 month gestation period

Group Name  →


Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Poaching, habitat loss, diseases

Fun fact

Chimps make some noisy neighbours. Their vocalisations can he heard up to a mile away!

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