From Chimps to People
Although chimpanzees and people share many genes, there are key biological differences.
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM September 2, 2005
It can be fascinating to watch chimpanzees at the zoo. Chimps are the closest, living animal relatives to people. Watching them can be like watching ourselves.
At 3 years old, chimpanzee Tammy is self-confident, bold, and smart. She lives at the Saint Louis Zoo and especially enjoys grapes, scrunchies, picture books, and blankets.
|Photo by Carol Weerts, Saint Louis Zoo|
To figure out just how similar people and chimps are, scientists have been studying DNA—material in every cell that makes up ge...
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