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68) The common chimpanzee sleeps in trees but travels mainly on the ground. Chimps live in multi-male groups -- the two males shown here are displaying together, charging a common enemy with hair on end. Studies in the wild have found chimpanzees are capable of making tools such as sticks designed to fish termites out of their mounds. They have also been observed to kill and eat small animals, as a supplement to their diet of fruit and vegetables. Two male chimpanzees stand shoulder to shoulder in a zoo enclosure.
Notes: Two male chimpanzees stand shoulder to shoulder in a zoo enclosure.
Scientific name: Pan troglodytes
Photo © by: Frans de Waal

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