Chimpanzees Facts in Uganda –Uganda Safari News
Chimpanzees are human beings closest brothers thriving in forest Jungles. They share more than 98 percent of their genetics with human beings. Chimps and Humans are anticipated to have shared one ancestor who lived some four or eight million years ago. In Uganda, these interesting primates can be trekked by any traveler who undertakes Chimpanzee trekking safari to Uganda’s safari destination of Kibale forest National Park, Kyambura George in Queen Elizabeth Nation and Budongo forest near Murchison Falls National Park.
The charming primate species live in social communities consisting of various animals and they are mostly supported by the diverse Uganda rain forests, grassland and woodland vegetation’s of Kibale national park ,Kyambura George all in south western Uganda, and Budongo forest reserve in Northwestern part of Uganda. The diverse natural habitat ranging from wet tropical forest, dry tropical forest, to the remarkable savannah and woodlands in these forested areas support the survival of large communities of Chimpanzees and hence making them safe haven for chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda.
In spite of the fact that Chimpanzees mostly use knuckle-walking, they can also walk upright while standing. By jumping from one branch to another, Chimpanzees can also move in trees quietly without causing any noise. This makes chimpanzee trekking safaris in Uganda more life changing and interesting because trekkers on Uganda Safaris to Kibale have an opportunity to explore the unique behaviors of these chanting primates.
Chimp’s diet is mainly composed of fruits, plant, insects as well as meat and eggs, including carrion and this are one of the reasons as to why forested areas like Budongo forests, Kibale forest are the suitable destinations for Chimpanzee trekking safari tours in Uganda. These forests have wide range of fruits, leaves, insects, enjoyed by the chimpanzees.
Chimpanzees are one of the few species of animals that use tools. They use sticks to shape and get insects from their nests or dig grubs out of logs. In addition, they also use stones to break open tasty nuts and use leaves as sponges to soak up drinking water. They can even be taught to use some basic human sign language. Females Chimpanzees can give birth at 13 years and Male chimps are considered adults when they are 16 years old.
Even though humans and Chimps are closely brothers, the apes have suffered a lot from human activities such as poaching, habitat destruction among others. Therefore by use taking chimpanzee safari tour to Uganda, you will help to conserve and protect these endangered species of the apes, because part of your entry fee to the parks is used to conserve the natural species and some percentages goes to local community.
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