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Chimpanzees micro-lesson

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Chimpanzees, like all great apes, are covered in hair, have long arms, and have no tail. They have human-like faces and are, in fact, our closest relatives sharing around 99% of DNA with humans. It is, therefore, no surprise that chimpanzees are one of the most intelligent animals in the world. Chimpanzees are found only in countries in Western and Central Africa. They prefer tropical forests but will also venture into open Savannah and woodland. They are omnivorous animals which means they eat both plants and meat. Chimpanzees love fruit. However, they will also work in groups to hunt and eat monkeys. Unlike the orangutan who spends most of its time in the trees, chimpanzees will also spend a lot of time on the ground. On the ground, they usually walk on all fours. However, they can walk on just two legs. This is called bipedal locomotion. Although chimpanzees are very agile primates and can move comfortably on the ground or through the trees, they cannot swim so they avoid deep water. Chimpanzees are very social animals and live in groups of around 20 or more individuals. Groups learn and play together with older members teaching younger ones how to use tools such as cracking nuts or open them with stone. Chimpanzees even show empathy towards one another. That means that they all share their food and even help to look after sick members of the group. Chimpanzees are diurnal animals meaning they're active during the day. This is when they do all their feeding, resting, playing and grooming. Grooming each other helps get rid of parasites such as ticks and fleas. It also helps maintain bonds much like us having a conversation with our friends.

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  • How do chimpanzees find the ripest fruit to eat?

    1) They use their smell and sight
    2) They tell each other about it
    3) They follow humans
    4) They steal it from other animals
  • If bi means two and quad means 4, what does quadrapedal locomotion mean?

    1) Moving on all fours
    2) Moving on a quad bike
    3) Moving through the trees
    4) Moving by jumping
  • If diurnal means active during the day, what does nocturnal mean?

    1) Active at night
    2) Active early morning and late afternoon
    3) Active when food is plenty
    4) Active only when it is warm
  • What are animals that only eat meat called?

    1) Carnivores
    2) Omnivores
    3) Frugivores
    4) Vegetarians
  • What are chiimpanzees favourite food?

    1) Fruit
    2) Bamboo
    3) Fish
    4) Nuts
  • What food might chimpanzees find on the forest floor?

    1) Fallen fruit, nuts and leaves
    2) Birds
    3) Monkeys and other primates
    4) Food left by humans
  • What is an example of tool use in chimpanzees?

    1) Cracking nuts with stones
    2) Sharing food
    3) Grooming each other
    4) Walking on 2 feet
  • What is bi-pedal locomotion?

    1) Walking on 2 legs
    2) Walking on 4 legs
    3) Swinging in the trees
    4) Hopping on 1 leg
  • What is the average size of a chimpanzee group?

    1) 20
    2) 200
    3) 2
    4) 2000
  • What is the benefit of living in large groups?

    1) Can detect predators and find food more easily
    2) There is far less fighting
    3) They can spend more time playing
    4) It is easier to make friends
  • Why are chimpanzees found only across western and central Africa?

    1) This is where their prefered habitat is
    2) They do not like to travel far
    3) Because that is where they have always been
    4) They are scared of other places
  • Why are chimpanzees rarely found in trees that hang over rivers or lakes?

    1) In case they fall in as they can't swim
    2) The trees are not the correct types
    3) So people don't watch them from boats
    4) They don't like to look at their reflection on the water
  • Why do chimpanzees hunt in groups rather than alone?

    1) It is easier to catch prey
    2) They are not social animals
    3) So they can spend more time with friends
    4) For protection
  • Why is grooming amongst chipanzees so important?

    1) To get rid of parasites
    2) To get rid of knots in their hair
    3) To make sure they look good
    4) To help them get a bit of a rest while they are doing it
  • Why is it important that chimpanzees play regularly?

    1) Creates bonds and keeps them fit
    2) So they don't get bored all day
    3) So they don't get sad
    4) Allows them to release extra energy

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