Chimpanzees, along with bonobos, are our closest living relatives. Chimpanzees are highly intelligent, living in complex social groups.
Chimpanzee populations have declined due to contagious diseases such as ebola and anthrax. Due to other threats such as hunting, habitat loss and degredation, wild chimpanzees face the risk of extinction.
Chimpanzees are hunted for their bushmeat. When females are killed, their young are often taken and sold as pets.
Help care for a wild animal and you'll receive an exclusive adoption pack containing a soft toy, animal story, species fact sheet, certificate and glossy photo. Plus, you'll also receive our Adopt magazine twice a year with updates on all our wildlife adoptions – perfect for animal lovers.
Funds from your adoption will help care for rescued orphaned chimps, monitor chimps in their natural habitat and support law enforcement efforts across Africa. You can make a difference to a wild animal by adopting one of our chimpanzees below.