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...
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