Chimpanzees are humans’ closest animal relative, sharing all but 1.4% of human DNA.
Chimpanzees are an endangered species. Half a century ago, a million chimpanzees lived in Africa. Today it is estimated that as few as 170,000 chimpanzees remain in the wild. Chimpanzees create and use tools and have been taught to communicate using American Sign Language. For more information see www.savethechimps.org/.