Pet Chimp Quiz
So you want a pet chimp? Take this quiz to find out what owning a chimp is really all about.start quiz
Question 1 of 8
Chimps are prone to temper tantrums.
... Whether inside or outdoors, chimps are well known for throwing fits that can cause some serious wear and tear -- and the destruction typically grows in relation to their agitation. The antics can start with ripping down curtains, raiding refrigerators and breaking plates, but may quickly escalate to physical violence.
Question 2 of 8
Humans are physically stronger than chimps.
... Chimps can grow to become nearly five times as strong as a human. This could make for a sticky situation, should one of these animals become agitated or aggressive in your presence.
Question 3 of 8
Chimps' teeth are even in shape and length and are only about as sharp as a butter knife.
... In an interview with FOX News, Virginia Landau, vice president of The Jane Goodall Institute, said that a chimp's chompers should be taken very seriously. Their large, dagger-sharp canine teeth are truly weapons of mass destruction that can rip flesh to shreds.
Question 4 of 8
Chimps are very independent, and it's safe to leave them unattended for long periods of time.
... Especially when they're young, chimps require 24-hour, hands-on attention, according to the Jane Goodall Institute. Anything less opens the door to household destruction and aggressive behavior.
Question 5 of 8
Chimps may be aggressive in the wild, but not in domestic situations.
... Even though a chimp may look furry and cuddly like other domestic pets, the bottom line is that a chimp is a wild animal. As such, they can act violently even in captivity. Evolutionary anthropologist Brian Hare says that, while chimps can take part in social and peaceful activities, things can go downhill quickly; some chimp attacks have resulted in people having facial tissue damaged or fingers bitten off.
Question 6 of 8
Chimps are incredibly fast.
... Chimps are incredible sprinters, which could prove to be troublesome if you ever need to flee from one that's attacking. Science Daily shed some light on the probable reason why they're so speedy: Though chimps may be very humanlike, they have far less gray matter in their spinal cords than people do, and fewer motor neurons, too. This allows them to take an all-or-nothing approach to physical tasks.
Question 7 of 8
Chimps can spread illnesses to people.
... If you're the type of person who values your health, you probably wouldn't enjoy owning a chimp. According to the Jane Goodall Institute, they're prone to carrying and transmitting conditions such as the measles, herpes and viral hepatitis.
Question 8 of 8
If captive chimps are kept in cages, they can't hurt people.
... According to a Scientific American interview with biologist Frans de Waal, most attacks on humans by captive chimpanzees occur through cage bars.