Chimps spend lots of time on the ground - they walk between trees and favorite spots, search for food, and play with each other. They may even nap on the ground in the middle of the day. However, chimps sleep in trees at night. They build nests by folding down branches near the tops of trees.
Rp @maestro320 THIS IS HOW WE ROLL"
This short clip courtesy of our friends at The Smithsonian @smithsonian_channel - Chimpanzees are so human in their personalities and capacity for learning, they even have their own cultures. Amazing Monkeys meets the primates of Africa this Wednesday. 🦍
Chimpanzees (or chimps) are the species of the great apes in the genus Pan, consisting of the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. Together with gorillas, they are the only great apes that are currently restricted in their range to Africa. Native to sub-Saharan Africa, both chimpanzees and bonobos are currently found in the Congo jungle
They were once considered to be one species; however, since 1928, they have been recognized as two distinct species: the common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes) who live north of the Congo River, and the bonobo (P. paniscus) who live south of it. In addition, P. troglodytes is divided into four subspecies, while P. paniscus has none. Based on genome sequencing, the two extant Pan species diverged around one million years ago. The most obvious differences are that chimpanzees are somewhat larger, more aggressive and male-dominated, while the bonobos are more gracile, peaceful, and female-dominated.
Chimpanzees and bonobos are equally humanity's closest living relatives. As such, they are among the largest-brained, and most intelligent of primates; they use a variety of sophisticated tools and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from branches and foliage. They have both been extensively studied for their learning abilities. There may even be distinctive cultures within populations. Field studies of Pan troglodytes were pioneered by primatologist Jane Goodall @janegoodallinst. Both Pan species are considered to be endangered as human activities have caused severe declines in the populations and ranges of both species. Threats to wild panina populations include poaching, habitat destruction, and the illegal pet trade. Several conservation and rehabilitation organisations are dedicated to the survival of Pan species in the wild.
#TBT: Also in 1955, a Seattle woman named Laura bought a chimpanzee, whom she christened “Sparkle.” Laura dressed her as one would a toddler and booked appearances for the chimp at places like Northgate Mall.
By 1960, references begin appearing for a chimp named “Sparkles” who resides at Woodland Park Zoo. 🤔 Sparkles lived at the zoo until at least 1970 and had three babies in that time. #pets#throwbackthursday#chimp#chimpanzee#zoo#woodlandparkzoo#Seattle#history