Chimpanzees are primates that belong to the anthropoid great ape family Pongidae, which includes gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans. Chimpanzees are in the suborder Anthropoidea, the order of Primates, and one of only two members of the genus Pan. As Pan troglodytes, Chimpanzees were until recently considered to be the sole members of the genus Pan. However, Bonobos, which have been variously called pygmy, dwarf, or Gracile chimpanzees, are now classified as the second species in the genus, Pan paniscus. Bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees) are found only on the south side of the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Chimpanzees are not known to swim, so rivers have acted as major barriers to their movements. Chimpanzees are found in equatorial central Africa, from Senegal ...

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