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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 7 months ago

are chimpanzees omnivores or frugivores or vegans?

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  • y
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    7 months ago
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    omnivores, although once thought to be more of opportunist, we now know they actively go out in hunting parties. Or at least some troops do. Much like ourselves, opportunist.

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  • 7 months ago

    Chimps and bonbos Are omnivores , like us , they eat many types of plants and animals and can get nutrients from many different types of foods like fruits , vegetables , nuts , grains and of course meat

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  • 7 months ago

    chimpanzees are omnivores , they eat both plants and meats , they eat monkeys , carrion , eggs , insects , fish , fruit , vegetables , bark and nuts , however most of their intake is herbivorus as oposed to carnivorus but they are still classed as omnivores and not frugivores or herbivores due to their abillty to obtain nutrients from meat as well as plants.

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  • David
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    7 months ago

    Omnivores. They eat insects and other non-vegan things. Only morons are vegan.

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  • MARK
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    7 months ago

    Pan troglodytes (Chimpanzee) is an omnivore.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Chimpanzees evolved from a bigger ape. Apes evolved to be frugivores but the gorilla will also eat leaves and other parts of a plant, most likely because they are too big to climb trees to harvest fruits safely, so they are more like herbivores than frugivores. The chimpanzee is excluded from the best habitats in an area by their larger cousin, the gorilla. As a result chimps have to supplement their diet by hunting monkeys and small primates for food. If they do not eat meat, they would not get enough calories or protein. OTOH, the gorilla, having the best habitat for themselves, spend very little time looking for food daily and they are not known to eat meat. Male gorillas spend their leisure time playing with their own young and also trying to entice females from other groups to join their own harem. Male chimps do not have time to play with their own young because they have to figure out how to fill their stomachs. For that they have bigger brains than the gorilla. Besides, male chimps do not even know who is the father of any young chimp, as males bond with each other and they do not fight over the right to mate with females. Females mate with multiple males to make sure that the males all think that they may be the father and so will not harm the young chimp out of jealousy. Females like meat so much that they often offer to have sex with male chimps in exchange for meat.

    The bonobo evolved from a common chimp, but bonobos live across the Congo River from the chimps and gorillas. The bonobo therefore has the best habitats in their neighborhood all to themselves, and they do not have to fight off chimps or gorillas, because gorillas and chimps cannot swim. Bonobos seem to like water, and they may have swam or driftede across the river to their current location a long time ago. Bonobos have all the plant food they need, and they do not eat meat, unlike chimps. Bonobos have so much time that they spend it by having sex with everybody in the troop in their spare time. They also are not as territorial as chimps. Chimps will gang up and kill males from neighboring troops. Bonobos in contrast would rather make love than to make war.

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  • 7 months ago

    You're on the internet, try that simple 2 second google search on 'diet of a chimpanzee'.

    • MARK
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      7 months agoReport

      You still have not grasped the concept of a question and answer forum. Nor do you appear to understand Yahoo! Answers' Community Guidelines.

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  • Lôn
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    7 months ago

    Omnivores...many have been seen to hunt and eat Spider Monkeys.

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  • Vela
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    7 months ago

    omnivore and Gorillas stick to a mainly vegetarian diet, feeding on stems, bamboo shoots and fruits. Western lowland gorillas, however, also have an appetite for termites and ants

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