Chimpanzees: Intelligent, social and violent

Live Science | Apr 7, 2021 at 2:49 PM
  • Most of the time these are isolated and seemingly reckless attacks by individual chimps, but one chimpanzee in the 1990s killed seven children before he was killed by humans, National Geographic reported.
  • The Jane Goodall Institute UK noted that pet chimpanzees are destructive and too dangerous to be kept as part of the family, and that it is difficult to keep them stimulated and satisfied in a human environment.
  • Chimpanzees are highly social animals and live in communities of between 10 and 180 individuals.