Chimpanzees make tools and use them to acquire foods and for social displays; they have sophisticated hunting strategies requiring cooperation, influence and rank.
Chimps communicate in a manner similar to human non-verbal communication, using vocalizations, hand gestures, and facial expressions. The differences between chimpanzee and human laughter may be the result of adaptations that have evolved to enable human speech. The first use of the name “chimpanzee”, however, did not occur until 1738. The name is derived from a Tshiluba language term “kivili-chimpenze”, which is the local name for the animal and translates loosely as “mockman” or possibly just “ape”.
When chimpanzees appear in other TV shows, they generally do so as comic relief sidekicks to humans.