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Chimpanzees have recently been classified in the same family as humans; however, they are two very different and separate creatures.
Chimpanzees have recently been classified in the same family as humans; however, they are two very different and separate creatures. God created man special and unique with the ability to communicate with his Creator. The chimp was designed to live in trees. With its long arms, which are 1.5 times longer than its height, it is designed to swing from branch to branch. Also, its opposable toes, allow it to grip the branches of trees with its feet as well.
CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Primates (monkeys)
FAMILY: Pongidae (great apes)
GENUS/SPECIES: Pan troglodytes
Size: Males: 3–4 ft (0.9–1.2 m); Females: 2–3 ft (0.6–0.9 m)
Weight: Between 123 and 176 lbs (56–80 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Mostly herbivorous; but will eat insects and meat
Habitat: Tropical rainforests in Africa