Are you ready for a challenge? For every moviegoer who sees CHIMPANZEE during the film’s opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund in order
to protect chimpanzees and their habitats, now and into the future. Make your “pledge” to see the movie by going to our Facebook page and clicking LIKE on the Challenge post or posting a comment there, then go see the movie…that’s it!! If TreeLiving gets the most “pledges”, Disneynature will giveaway one (1) CHIMPANZEE Prize Pack on our site! Helping Chimpanzees while watching a movie…how easy is that! CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #1: Chimpanzees are endangered: Just 100 years ago, roughly 1 million chimpanzees lived in the lush rainforests of equatorial Africa. Today, only 1/10 remain, primarily due to habitat loss and illegal hunting. Current trends indicate that African ape populations will decline by an additional 80% in the next 30 to 40 years. CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #2: Chimpanzee populations live in communities of 15 to 120 individuals. Each community consists of males and females of varying ages that share a territory. Male chimpanzees stay in one community their entire lives. However, females will sometimes leave their mothers and join new communities when they reach adulthood. CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #3: Female chimpanzees give birth to a single infant (twins are rare) every 5 to 6 years. A newborn chimpanzee weighs 3–4 pounds and is born helpless. Within a few days it is able to travel by clinging to its mother’s stomach and by 5 to 7 months old it is strong enough to ride on her back. CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #4: Scientists have discovered that chimpanzees living in different parts of Africa have distinct customs or cultural traits that are passed along from one generation to the next by learning rather than instinct. CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #5: Currently 269 chimpanzees live in 34 United States zoos that are accredited with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). These facilities are dedicated to excellence in animal care, conservation, education and science and meet the highest standards in animal health, husbandry and welfare. See CHIMPANZEE, Save Chimpanzees! Get a sneak peek of the Chimpanzee trailer starring Oscar!