Chimpanzee Social Structure

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Chimpanzees are closely related to humans, in fact, chimpanzees and humans share 94% of their DNA. In addition, adult males can reach up to 6 feet tall and weight approximately 150 pounds. In this paper you are going to read and analyze how chimpanzees share multiple similarities with the human being, beginning with their family and reproductive relationships to the way they obtain food. Chimpanzees have one of the most organized and complex social societies within the animal kingdom.
Chimpanzees social structure is balanced because the survival of their species depends on it. It is fundamental for a chimpanzee to be a member of a community since this provides them protection against predators, easier food procurement, and greater territorial
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They, along with humans, are one of the few species that have sex for pleasure and not only to reproduce. Chimpanzees are much more sexually active than humans, in fact, it is estimated that males copulate once per hour on average during all the days of their lives. It is estimated that the bonobos (a close related ape) use copulation to resolve conflicts, to greet each other, after a fight, as a resource to calm the young and to obtain food. In brief, chimpanzees perform sexual relationships not only when they are in heat, they also use them for social …show more content…
The manufacture of these tools is made with objects from their environment and although they are not very elaborate they are very useful for the life of the chimpanzees. The tools used can vary from rocks to open nuts or defend themselves, to different spears that can be used for hunting. Some specialists believe that the use of tools by chimpanzees has been practiced for millions of years, but the first time it was documented was in 1960 by Jane Goodall, a primatologist most known for her long-term study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, who documented as chimpanzees used long branches to extract termites from their mounds. Another example of the use of tools was observed and recorded by Jill Pruetz, and Paco Bertolani, anthropology professors at Lowa State University, near the Fongoli River in southeastern Senegal. Study in which it was discovered as a group of chimpanzees uses sharp branches at the ends to hunt a bushbaby, a small nocturnal primate that spends its days sheltered in the hollow of a

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