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Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees use many vocalizations, gestures and facial expressions to communicate with members of their family and others outside their troop. When a chimp "grins" they are really afraid or anxious. When they are happy they make a grunting noise.

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Successful Zoo Debut for Chimpanzee Scooter
January 23, 2019

Successful Zoo Debut for Chimpanzee Scooter

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Pan troglodytes

Range

Western & Central Africa – largest populations in Congo and Gabon

Location in the Zoo

African Forest

Cool Animal Fact

Chimpanzees and humans have DNA that is 98% the same. Chimps are more closely related to humans than they are to orangutans.

How We Help Save Them

The Houston Zoo partners with the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo for the care of orphaned chimpanzees.

How You Can Help Chimps in the Wild

Be a hero; recycle your used cell phones-drop your old cell phone into the cell phone recycling box located by the main entrance near Guest Relations.

Donate to help support our partners who work to save chimps in the wild:

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