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Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) eating seeds on a tree branch. The chimpanzee is a social primate which inhabits the forests and forest edges of western and central Africa. Chimpanzee communities may contain up to around 100 individuals, loosely divided into family groups. It is omnivorous, eating fruit, leaves, termites, birds, small mammals, bird's eggs and honey. It is also highly communicative and has a huge range of facial expressions, vocalisations and gestures. It has been shown that chimpanzees' learning abilities are similar to those of young human children.
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