What is the lifespan of a chimpanzee?
Any chimpanzee above the age of 30 is considered geriatric. Therefore, all of the residents at CSNW are considered geriatric!
In the wild, the life expectancy of chimpanzees is 33 years, but on rare occasions, some live into their 60’s. In captivity, chimpanzees can sometimes live into their 60’s and 70’s (although rare). Heart disease is the leading causes of death in captive populations. Female chimpanzees typically live longer than male chimpanzees, as males are more prone to heart conditions. Captive female chimpanzees are more prone to renal failure.
I will reference the article I used here.
Photos from today!
Rayne (33 years old) sleeping in the Riverview Greenhouse:
Jamie (45 years old) working on a boomer ball with peanuts inside:
Annie (~49 years old) walking bipedally out on Young’s Hill:
Cy (33 years old) laying in the Oakwood Greenhouse:
Gordo (35 years old):
Beautiful Negra (50 years old) in her morning nest:
Rayne waiting for breakfast:
Cy looking up from reading: