Images of Wild Chimpanzees


On this website you will find photos of wild chimpanzees taken by Will Burrard-Lucas in the Mahale Mountains of Tanzania and the Kibale Forest of Uganda.


Binominal Name: Pan Troglodytes

The Chimpanzee is a species of Great Ape, located only in Africa. The Chimpanzee is one of our closest relatives, and is often likened to the ancestor of Homo Sapiens.

In the wild, Chimpanzees often live in large social groups, with a very strict social hierarchy. The social group is ruled by an alpha male. Chimpanzees can live up to 50 years old.

Chimpanzees are very efficient hunters. The whole group co-operates when hunting, and they have been known to target other primates, monkeys, and small tree dwelling mammals. The food is shared according to the strict social hierarchy in the group.

Communication is very important to Chimpanzee society. There are number of high-medium vocalizations that they use, and they have also been observed to “drum” against the roots of trees with their fists to show excitement, often at the start of the hunt.

Chimpanzees are listed as Endangered on the IUCN redlist.