The Common Chimpanzee is one of the most familiar ape species and primate species.
Chimpanzee's are the closest related to Humans (Homo Sapiens). The Common Chimpanzee is also closely related to Bonobo's, which both share the same Genus. The biggest threats to the common chimpanzee are habitat destruction, poaching and disease.


 Chimpanzees use a variety of facial expressions, postures and sounds to communicate with each other. Chimps have expressive faces which are important in close-up communications. When frightened, a "full closed grin" causes nearby individuals to be fearful, as well. Other facial expressions include the "lip flip", "pout", "sneer", and "compressed-lips face".