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Kibale NP | Chimpanzee
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The two species of chimpanzees (the image shows a common chimpanzee Pan troglodytes) are the closest living relatives to humans (Homo sapiens). The two lines have split approx. 6 million years ago. Some scientists claim that it would be appropriate to consider Pan and Homo the same genus.

Tuesday 14 February 2006 by Martin Mergili in Africa and Macaronesia / Uganda (3310 visits)