Chimpanzees are in the Primate order and the Pongidae family. They are
found from Western and Central Africa to the North of river Zaire, and
from Senegal to Tanzania. Females have a body length from twenty-eight
to thirty-eight inches. A male's body length is from thirty to thirty-six
inches. They weigh from ninety-nine to one-hundred seventy-six pounds.
They have black hair, with infants having a white tail tuft, and older
males may develop gray patches on their backs. They eat over eighty items,
the most popular being fruit and young leaves. They also eat buds and blossoms,
stems, galls honey, bark and resin, seeds, and nuts. Animal prey makes
up five percent of their diet. These animals include social insects such
and termites, and on rare occasions monkeys, pigs, and antelope are hunted. Chimpanzees are noted as endangered.