Comparison Essay On Chimpanzees

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Christopher Williams
10/18/17
Room 11
Comparison of Gorillas and Chimpanzees These animals are both apart of the Great Apes family. The Gorillas are one the most powerful and extraordinary animals. They are not extraordinary for their force and size but also for their human-like behavior. They are crucial to the variety of animals and plants. An example is they consume fruits with seeds. Gorillas are the third closest living relatives. The gorillas live in Africa near the equator. Gorillas are the largest primates alive today. They're heavily built animals with large chests and shoulders, big hands and their upper arms are longer than their forearms. Gorillas have black faces but no hair on their face, with small eyes and large nostrils. Adult males are known as Silverbacks because of an
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They are nearly extinct in many others. Removal of forests and hunting for meat has resulted in a huge loss of the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are a very close relative of humans and they share 98% of their genes with us. There are four different types of chimpanzees; Western chimpanzees, Central chimpanzees, Eastern chimpanzees, and Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees. Chimpanzees have very long arms that go down past their knees. Chimpanzees have opposable thumbs and a big mouth. They have no hair on their face, ears, hands, or on the bottom of their feet. The rest of their body is covered with brown or black hair. Chimpanzees spend most of their time in trees, both during the day and during the night. Chimpanzees usually move along the ground and they walk on all fours. Young chimpanzees sometimes swing from branch to branch in the trees. Chimpanzees are very social animals. Like the gorillas they have a dominant male in the group. Chimpanzees live in bigger groups than Gorillas with around 15 to 80 chimpanzees in a group. Chimpanzees eat with their hands and they like to eat fruits, leaves, honey, insects, and sometimes eggs and

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