Where to See Chimpanzees

Have you ever wanted to know mankind’s closest relatives in the animal kingdom?  This blog will glimpse the incredible lives of Chimpanzees and what we can do to ensure that they are protected now and in the future.

Habitat and Diet

They usually sleep in trees—typically the sturdy Ugandan ironwood tree, which offers the firmest and most stable place to sleep—and build themselves nests of leaves for warmth and comfort.

Chimpanzees also spend the majority of their time eating in trees. Chimps eat more than 300 different things, mostly fruits, berries, leaves, blossoms, and seeds, as well as bird eggs, chicks, many insects, and occasionally carrion.

Location & Sanctuaries

Situated in Uganda is the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which is incredibly active in the rescue and conservation of this precious species.

Behavior & Social Needs

Chimpanzees, like humans, are highly social beings.  They live in communities of several dozen animals, led by an alpha male and his coalition of male allies.

Female chimps are more trusting, cautious, and considerate, according to research. Chimpanzees bond by grooming each other and removing ticks and filth.

Intelligence and communication

Chimpanzees are smart and can solve numerous difficulties for trainers and scientists. Chimpanzees have been taught sign language or pictorial symbol languages by several researchers.

Tool Use

Jane Goodall notably spotted these clever primates using tools in 1960. Louis Leakey said, “Now we must redefine ‘tool,' redefine ‘man,' or recognize chimpanzees as humans” after her momentous finding.


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