Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are one of two chimp species of great ape. Native to subsaharan Africa, both are currently found in the Congo jungle.
Chimpanzees utilize a great diversity of habitat types. Although they are typically thought of as living in tropical rainforests, they are also found in forest-savanna mosaic environments, as well as in montain forests at elevations up to 2,750 m. Some populations are known to inhabit primarily savanna habitat.
Chimpanzees inhabit the tropical forests of Equatorial Africa. They are distributed from Gambia in the west to Uganda in the east, excluding the region bordered by the Congo and Lualaba rivers in central Zaire (Congo) where their sister species, (see bonobos), are found.
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