Human and chimpanzee DNA is very similar, they are humans' closest living relative. 

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Chimpanzee © KCZooFan CC BY 2.0Order: Primates

Family: Hominidae

Species: Pan troglodytes (The pygmy chimpanzee or bonobo, Pan paniscus, is a close relative; found in Zaire).

Distribution: Chimpanzees are found in 22 African countries, from the west coast to as far east as Tanzania

Habitat: Rainforest and savannah.    

Description: Long, coarse, black hair. Face, ears, hands and feet are naked and flesh-coloured. Older animals have black faces. Arms longer than legs. No tail.

Size: Height: 170 cm. Females: 130 cm: Weight: 45 - 80kg. Life-span: 40 - 50 years.

Food: mainly fruit, but also leaves, buds, flowers, bark, resin, honey, ants, termites; occasionally birds and a variety of mammals, especially monkeys.

 

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