The Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is one of the species of apes in the Planet of the Apes franchise. It is also a species of ape that is native to Africa, alongside bonobos - to whom they are related - and gorillas and orangutans. They seem to be the primary known species of all apes within the Planet of the Apes franchise, and also the majority of the population, which is ironic because there are fewer than 300,000 wild chimpanzees in the world today. In the original Planet of the Apes film series chimpanzees were considered intellectuals, scientists, doctors, and citizens of the ape society.



  • Despite ultimately being portrayed as "peaceful vegetarians" in the original films, with gorillas being violent, in real life chimpanzees are highly aggressive. They readily snack on meat, commonly killing colobus monkeys or baby antelope for this purpose, and sometimes even other baby chimpanzees from their own group. They are also highly territorial. In contrast, gorillas are vegans and attack when threatened.


Ape Biology I Chimpanzee

Ape Biology I Chimpanzee

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