CHIMPANZEE TREKKING: RUBONDO ISLAND NATIONAL PARK

Chimpanzee trekking is when you walk through the chimpanzee’s natural habitat, led by a trained guide, and watch the habituated chimpanzee families do their daily business in the forest.


In Rubondo island National Park there are about 80 chimps of different groups, and it takes about 3- 5 kilometres or further to find them in the mountains.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHIMPANZEE

Humans and chimps are also thought to share a common ancestor who lived some seven to 13 million years ago. Chimpanzees are our closest cousins; we share about 98% of our genes.

Grooming is essential to their social life, helping chimpanzees bond as they remove ticks and dirt from one another’s bodies.

Chimpanzees have long arms, hands, and fingers, which help them climb trees and swing from branch to branch.

This intelligent animal is one of the few species who knows to use tools

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has declared the chimpanzee an endangered species—and the booming human population is primarily to blame.

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