12 Surprising Facts About Chimpanzee

Do you know more than 98 percent of the genetic blueprints are shared by Chimpanzees with human beings.

It is found in one research that Chimpanzees may eat certain plants for their medicinal value to treat upset stomachs, headaches, and infections.

It is amazing that Chimpanzees can also walk upright on two feet like Human beings if they want to.

Do you know Chimpanzees had knowledge and skills of using various kinds of stone tools since 4,300 years ago. Some tools made of sticks, rocks, grass, and leaves which include the use of sticks to retrieve termites from their mounds, stones to open up appetizing nut contents, and leaf-sponges to soak up drinking water.

Some chimpanzees have been able to learn basic human sign language. Washoe, a captive female chimpanzee, was able to learn American Sign Language (ASL), with a vocabulary of 350 words.

Chimpanzees can capable of making around 30 different vocalizations. The most common and loudest is the pant-hoot, a long-distance call used for a variety of social reasons, but particularly for keeping in touch with fellow troop members.

Chimpanzees can reach speeds of 25 mph (40kph) while running making them around four times stronger than a human of a similar size.

You will be surprised to know that the chimpanzee nests are cleaner than our beds because they build a new nest daily to prevent them from contaminated by harbor fecal, skin or oral bacteria as compared to human beds.

Chimpanzees have been found living in communities that typically range from 20 to more than 150 members, but loves to spend most of their time traveling in small, temporary groups consisting of a few individuals, which may consist of any combination of age and sex classes.

It is found in one study done at Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute that chimpanzees are able to learn to recognize the numbers 1 to 9 and their values.

Chimpanzees’ characters have been shown in many Hollywood movies like King Kong (1993), Congo (1995), Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972), Rise of the Planet of the Apes & Escape from the Planet of the Apes.

Did you know Enos, the only chimpanzee, and third primate to orbit the Earth, who flew on NASA’s Mercury-Atlas 5 for Project Mercury space mission on November 29, 1961.

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Professor Atom is a science enthusiast and alumni of IIT Bombay. According to him, every question can be solved with curiosity and mind mapping. ( Curiosity = Asking Questions = Learning )

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