Chimpanzees should be quite familiar to us Homo sapiens: They're complex, social, intelligent, curious, and capable of terrible brutality and astonishing acts that look like altruism.

We know so much about chimpanzees today thanks to the hard work of animal researchers like Jane Goodall. But, essentially, chimps remain a mystery. Even Jane, who knows chimpanzees better than just about anyone, has said she can only guess at what's going on inside a chimpanzee’s mind.

You can learn much more about these amazing beings here at Chimpanzee Central.

Learn about one of the most important aspects of a chimpanzees' life -- mother-child bonds.