The Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, is an ape that is available as an adoptable animal in both Zoo Tycoon and Zoo Tycoon 2.

The chimpanzee is a highly intelligent primate. Chimpanzees differ from Sapiens by only one to six percent of their genetic material, making them our closest living relative. The closest in totality is the Neanderthal. Chimpanzees are also problem solvers who use a variety of tools, such as digging sticks and sponges made of bark or leaves. Chimpanzees also have a complex communication system and live within an elaborate, hierarchical social structure. Unlike humans, however, chimpanzees don’t usually swim, but they are capable of it.

There are two species of chimpanzee. The one consistently available in the Zoo Tycoon series is the common chimpanzee, being one of sixteen animals to appear in all three games to date. The other is the bonobo, Pan paniscus, which is available exclusively in Zoo Tycoon (XBox).

Zoo Tycoon

In Zoo Tycoon the chimpanzee lives in the Tropical Rainforest biome. Its favorite toys are the small chimpanzee bars and the large chimpanzee bars. They can climb out of some exhibit fences. They are famous throughout the original game's surviving community for their "cute" noises.

Zoo Tycoon 2


The biome of choice for the chimpanzee is the tropical rainforest. Avoid placing trees near fences, as the chimps will use them to escape.


Chimpanzees are omnivores, but prefer a diet rich in bananas and branches.


Chimpanzees are intelligent animals that prefer to climb on monkey bars and to paint pictures on an easel.


The chimpanzee will use the shade structure and the rock shelters.


Chimpanzees are very social animals that live in large family groups. They are inquisitive animals that love to be engaged in enrichment objects.


Zoo Tycoon animals