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Illustration by Natalya Zahn


Chimpanzees are humans’ closest relatives. They live in Africa, where they spend a lot of time on the ground, although they also climb among the trees. A chimp’s hands and feet (lower left) can easily grip branches and objects. Chimps communicate with each other by vocalizing (lower right).

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