The story of chimpanzees - from those that use sharp-ended spears to hunt, to those that have their own ‘crossing guards’ to help them travel to safety!

They look cute and cuddly but don’t underestimate them – our closest living animal relatives use tools to hunt, can hold a grudge and can even use computers to communicate.


Dr Carla Litchfield is a scientist at Adelaide Zoo, who has studied Great Apes in the field in Africa and in captivity in Australia. She is also a lecturer at the University of South Australia, and in 2000 was awarded the ‘Unsung Hero of Australian Science’ by The Australian Science Communicators.


The Chimpanzee Book: Apes Like Us is a landscape paperback and is sure to be a popular addition to any library or home collection. Recommended for lower primary and beyond.

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