Chimpanzee Zoo Project

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L.A. ZOO Project Chimpanzee The chimpanzee is a very interesting and popular ape. I chose to observe the chimpanzee mainly because I find them the coolest ape ever since I was a little girl. I had a lot of fun at the zoo and I definitely learned a lot. I will now write about the fun facts and tell you about my observations. Chimpanzees are currently on the endangered species list, which I find very unfortunate. Populations have decreased because of foresting, hunting, commercial exportation, and collection for scientific research. Although chimpanzees are protected in 34 national parks and reserves, laws can be difficult to enforce in remote regions. Chimpanzees can be found all over Africa, from Senegal and Gambia to Uganda and Tanzania. They easily adapt to a variety of habitats including grasslands, tropical rain forests. As I noticed during my observation, he chimpanzee is omnivorous, but its diet depends on its habitat. Chimps that live in the rain forest tend to eat more fruit and leaves, while chimps in grasslands prefer to dine on insects and other animals. Based on my observations, I analyzed that biologically the chimpanzee is closely related to humans, so many of their characteristics may seem familiar. The most remarkable physical similarity between chimpanzees and humans is the opposable thumb. The thumb allows chimpanzees to grab objects and use tools much like we do. I noticed their skin is mottled or dark in color and covered in long black hair that grays with age. It has big, bare ears and a pronounced brow ridge. Its arms are a great deal longer than its legs, and although it is able to stand upright for short periods of time, it normally uses its knuckles to rest its body weight on. The male stands about 5 feet tall and weighs up to 150 pounds. Females are slightly smaller. I realized that Chimpanzees are social animals and live in

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