1. Chimpanzees can develop their own fashion trends.
  2. Washoe, the chimpanzee, was the first non-human to learn American Sign Language. She also passed on her knowledge to other chimpanzees.
  3. In 2008, a chimpanzee named Anjana adopted and raised two baby white tigers named Mitra and Shiva after a hurricane.
  4. Elephants and chimpanzees can display behavior patterns similar to post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
  5. Humans have the same number of hair follicles as chimpanzees.
  6. Chimpanzees can identify each other from pictures of their butts.
  7. Congo the chimp was a famous abstract painter in the 1950s who sold paintings to Picasso, Dalí and others for up to US$26,000.
  8. Chimps use medicinal plants to treat themselves for illness and injury.
  9. The United States and Gabon are the only two countries that allow experimentation on chimpanzees.
  10. Chimpanzees fart so loudly and frequently that scientists locate them in forest occasionally by following the farts.
  11. Comparative analysis indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos show population-level right handedness, whereas gorillas and orangutans do not.
  12. Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov attempted to impregnate a chimpanzee with human sperm to create a human-ape hybrid.
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