Chimpanzee

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chimpanzee : an anthropoid ape (Pan troglodytes) of equatorial Africa that is smaller and more arboreal than the gorilla — Webster

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Chimpanzee the taxonomical genus Pan (often referred to as chimpanzees or chimps) consists of two extant species: the common chimpanzee and the bonobo. Together with humans, gorillas, and orangutans they are part of the family Hominidae (the great apes). Native to sub-Saharan Africa, common chimpanzees and bonobos are currently both found in the Congo jungle, while only the common chimpanzee is also found further north in West Africa. Both species are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and in 2017 the Convention on Migratory Species selected the common chimpanzee for special protection. — Wikipedia

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    on September 29, 2022 at 2:09 pm

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  • Oldest chimp from renown Guinean group dies
    on September 28, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Guinea's oldest chimpanzee and one of the last members of a globally famous endangered community has died in solitude around the age of 71, the environment ministry said.

  • Family ties give animals reasons to 'help or...
    on September 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    The structure of family groups gives animals an incentive to help or harm their social group as they age, new research shows.

  • Six recent discoveries that have changed how we...
    on September 22, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    Scientific study of human evolution historically reassured us of a comforting order to things. It has painted humans as as cleverer, more intellectual and caring than our ancestral predecessors.

  • Researchers identify a variety of chimpanzee...
    on September 20, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    During fieldwork aimed at documenting the stone tool use of a group of wild chimpanzees in the Taï Forest in Cote d'Ivoire in early 2022, the researchers identified and 3D-scanned a variety of stone tools used to crack different nut species. Their study is now published in Royal Society Open Science.

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