Common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Chimpanzees are found across a west-east of equatorial Africa. They have about 98 percent of human gene, so chimpanzees are hey are highly social, care about their offspring and can live over 50 years. Chimpanzees are omnivores (eating plants and meat). Their diet includes leaves, fruit, seeds, tree bark, plant bulbs, tender plant shoots, and flowers. They also eat termites, ants, and small animals. Chimpanzees are an endangered species. They live in multi-male, multi-female communities. Chimpanzees make and use tools and even famous for using plants with medical value. They use facial expressions to convey emotions as humans do.
Height – up to 1,2 m
Weight – around 70 kg
Life span – 33 – 60 years
Statues – Endangered
Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei)
The mountain gorillas have two populations: one is found in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and oher in the Virunga volcanic mountains in south-west Uganda; in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. The Mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains. They are primarily herbivores, eat leaves, shoots and stems, also bark, roots, flowers and fruits. They are very social and live in groups. The mountain gorillas have thicker and longer fur then other gorillas as they live in colder temperatures. They also tend to be a bit larger than other gorillas. Mountain gorillas are usually active from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most of their day is spent in play, climbing trees and chasing one another.
Standing height – 1.2 to 1.8 m
Weight – 135 to 220 kg
Life span – 35 -50 years