Once again I share with you another interesting short video by GeoBeats giving five awesome facts about chimpanzees.

Chimps are rather awesome animals, they’ve been to space, talked in films and helped with scientific tests.

If you don’t want to watch the video at the bottom, you can read the facts below.

  1. Chimpanzees are intriguing animals, not least of all because they are genetically and behaviourally similar to people.
  2. Because of this, chimps are often used in tests for humans, and actually were sent into space before human astronauts were!
  3. One common mistake made with chimpanzees is thinking that they are monkeys when they are actually apes.
  4. More so than most animals, chimps are very social animals and live in very large groups that interact in all sorts of ways.
  5. Chimpanzees are omnivores, and their widely varied diet includes nuts, fruits, leaves, and small animals.

Please feel free to comment any more chimp facts, maybe you know some cool facts from Planet of the Apes and you need to tell the world?!