We share 98% of our DNA with chimpanzees so it is fair to say that chimps are 98% human and we are 98% chimpanzee!

Other interesting facts about our closest relatives include that chimpanzees are excellent at using tools in a variety of different ways. They are omnivores eating a varied diet of both fruits, nuts, seeds, leaves as well as insects and they hunt and eat meat from small mammals. Chimpanzees laugh. Chimpanzees have complicated social structures and make great parents. Chimpanzees live in 21 countries predominantly in equatorial rain forests, the largest populations in the Congo River Basin.