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What do chimpanzee eat?

What do chimpanzee eatAlthough omnivorous, its diet is mainly vegetarian (but eats meat whenever it is available) consisting of fruits, leaves, nuts, seeds, tubers, and other miscellaneous vegetation. Termites are also eaten regularly in some populations. Western Red Colobus Monkeys (Piliocolobus badius) are hunted if available. In some cases, they have been documented to kill Leopard cubs, though this primarily seems to be a protective effort, since the Leopard is the main natural predator of the Common Chimpanzee. Isolated cases of cannibalism have also been documented.

 

 

Chimpanzee description:

The Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the Robust Chimpanzee, is a great ape. The name troglodytes, Greek for 'cave-dweller', was coined by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach in his Handbuch der Naturgeschichte (Handbook of Natural History) published in 1779. Colloquially, it is often called the chimpanzee (or simply 'chimp'), though technically this term refers to both species in the genus Pan: the Common Chimpanzee and the closely-related Bonobo, or Pygmy Chimpanzee. Evidence from fossils and DNA sequencing show that the Chimpanzee is the closest living relative to modern human beings.

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