Chimpanzees’ lives are a little shorter than humans’, about 60 years in captivity and 35-40 in the wild, and fittingly they develop a little faster than humans. Like us, they are completely helpless for about a year and stick closely to their mother. They will stay with her for about seven years, and can reproduce at age eight or nine. Their physical growth ends at thirteen, while humans continue developing into their late teens/early twenties.
No, chimpanzees like most animals mature faster then humans. We have one of the slowest maturation rates in the animal kingdom. Though there are many theories why, no one is entirely sure. Chimps reach sexual maturity at about 8-10 years at which time they leave their mothers. For some more interesting facts about our closest relatives check the link below.
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