Adult Male Chimpanzee Skull BC-003
8" L x 5 ½" W x 6" H 19.8L x 14.1W x 14.4H (cm)
Native to the African rainforest, the male chimpanzee weighs up to 120 lbs. and grows up to 5 1/2 feet tall. A robust and lively ape, the chimpanzee is capable of insight and has the ability to create and use tools. Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, our genetic ties being far closer than those that chimps share with gorillas. Recent genetic interpretations suggest that chimpanzees and human ancestors split from a common ancestor as recently as 4 million years ago and that it took only 400,000 years for humans to become a separate species. This particular specimen has a sagittal crest which is unusual in chimpanzees but not unheard of in large male individuals. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).