What is the origin of HIV-1 in the chimpanzee?

Answer HIV-1 comes from SIVcpz, a virus found in a subgroup of chimpanzees known as Pan troglodytes troglodytes. It is believed that these wild chimpanzees became infected simultaneously with two differen... Read More »

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What does a chimpanzee eat?

The chimpanzee is one of the great apes and those in the wild subsist on a varied diet. According to the San Diego Zoo Animal Bytes website, scientists have observed chimps eating as many as 80 dif... Read More »

Is a chimpanzee an ape?

The chimpanzee is classified as an African ape. Its natural range consists of tropical forests and savannas in Africa. Male chimps average about 100 pounds, while females average about 82 pounds. C... Read More »

How big is a chimpanzee?

Chimpanzees belong to the ape family and they have unusually long arms. Their arms are 50 percent longer than their bodies. Male chimpanzees are larger than their female counterparts. The male chim... Read More »

Chimpanzee Adaptation?

Chimpanzees have a number of adaptations that help them to survive and succeed in their natural environment. Chimpanzees are native to many east and central African countries, including Cameroon, ... Read More »