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Chimpanzees are a genus of the great ape of Africa, with

long black hair and log protruding ears. Humans know

them for their intelligence and there very similarities. They

have developed family ties similar to man. Over the

generations they have even had developed tools out of

natural materials. Food for chimpanzees is very important

to them due to the excessive amount eating.

Chimpanzees eat a variety of foods. They will get their food

in many different ways. Bananas are one of the most

favored foods of chimpanzees. They will eat it with the peal

on or they will take the peal off. Researchers in Africa had

video camera and had been taping the primates while

eating. One day while video tapeing they caught a male

chimpanzee stealing a bundle of bananas from the storage

tent, and put the bundle of bananas over his shoulder and

walked out. The researchers did not try to top the adult

male, because they knew that the adult male are very

strong and can get violent if they are bothered while eating.

These primates also eat variety leaves, twigs and seeds that

are found through out the jungle. Chimpanzees are nomadic

they will travel up to six miles a day for food. Once food is

found they will spend up to seven hours a day eating.

Chimpanzee will also eat meat, but it has to be fresh meat.

This means that the male's hunt and kill there own meat in

groups; some of the animals they look for are baby

baboons, antelope and bush pigs.

Chimpanzee's intelligence is the one that is closes to man.

They use natural items to create tools, shelter, and many

other items. These primates think of termites as a sort of

delicacy, but most of them are buried on logs with only a

small hole to get at the termites out of the wood. They

break a twig off a tree and strip all the leaves off and then

twist the twig so it's like a corkscrew. The twig is then fed

in to the hole in the log and the termites will attach

themselves to the twig. The chimpanzees now have their

meal, they will use the twig over unless it is ruined and then

they will make a new one. This shows their abilities to

make tools and show their intelligence to design things from

natural objects, and modifying them.

Chimpanzees get thirsty to, and when it rains lots of water




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