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Chimpanzees or chimps are primates that are native to Africa.

Chimpanzees have 48 chromosomes. Humans have 46 chromosomes. Scientist managed to find evidence of two ancestral chromosomes of the great apes which seem to have fused---making Chromosome 2 in humans. The analogous chromosomes (2p and 2q) in the non-human great apes can be shown, when laid end to end, to create an identical banding structure to the human chromosome 2; Which is why humans have one less pair than the rest of the great apes. And there is plenty of evidence to back up this hypothesis, even having evidence from the telomere (the ending sequence of the chromosome), and the centromere.

A chimpanzee in Austria is the first to have the opportunity to receive the same rights as a human being.[1] Rumor has it that a negative issue from the court will result in a thousand chimp march down Vienna's streets.

Chimpanzees in Fongoli, Africa, have used spears to hunt & kill prey.[2] Chimpanzees might also have, er, what is called a "proto-religion", seen worshiping a tree, and have also been seen dancing in strange rituals around, above all things, fire, possibly indicating they have an actual understanding of fire, tho' that may be going a bit too far.[3]

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