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this period will shape the social skills that they will have and need as they grow into adult chimpanzees. Good chimpanzee mothers are very patient and pay close attention to their young and are always there to lend a helping hand, while at the same time allowing their young to learn through trial and error. A chimpanzee uses various forms of communication depending on which chimpanzee community you are observing. It is almost like they mimic each other to create a group dialect and the sounds are...

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Teaching Sign Language to a Chimpanzee

Teaching Sign Language to a Chimpanzee I. Introduction: Allen and Beatrice Gardner researched the extent to which another species may be able to use human language. Scholarly research may provide insight into limitations of the language barrier between animals and humans, but Allen and Beatrice decided to attempt to teach a human language to an animal to determine if a coalition could be made between language and various activities. Choosing an appropriate animal to conduct experiments on...

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primates with having moist nose are strepsirrhini, and primates with dry nose are haplorrhini. In modern day, lots of primates still exist in specific regions. For instance, ring-tailed lemur is one of non-human primates from strepsirrhini, and chimpanzee is one of primates from haplorrhini. Because of living in different environment, these two primates have different characteristics and specific social group they involved. There are also many studies are being done with these primates. In addition...

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Chimpanzee Versus Humans: Similarities & Differences

Chimpanzee versus Humans: Similarities & Differences Since the first days of human thought into their beginnings, chimpanzees have played a vital role in showing who we were. The chimpanzee, one of the great apes, makes it home in the forests of Central and West Africa. Their long arms and legs adapt them for living in such regions as lowland jungles and mountainous regions. Humans are classified in the order Primates, and family Hominade. Within this family, human beings, our nearest living...

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Homo sapiens

Therefore, the closest living relatives of humans are gorillas and chimpanzees, as they share a relatively recent common ancestor.[9] Humans are probably most closely related to two chimpanzee species: the Common Chimpanzee and the Bonobo.[9] Current estimates of suggested concurrence between functional human and chimpanzee DNA sequences range between 95% and 99%;[10][11][12][13] Early estimates indicated that the human lineage may have diverged from that of chimpanzees about five million years ago...

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Welsh Mountain ZOO

Curriculum, so a visit is really invaluable. There’s lots to learn out in the Zoo too. Chimp Encounter: Our live presenter will introduce members of the chimpanzee family to zoo visitors. This zoonique presentation enables visitors to encounter chimpanzees and learn about their life in the wild through an audio visual presentation (at the chimpanzee enclosure). Our Bird Show is designed to show the differences between bird species and the Sealion Feeding & Training sessions offer a chance to find...

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Bonobo Research Paper

Origination and Geographical Distribution         -The bonobo is the most recently discovered great ape in modern times.  It was revealed in 1929 by German anatomist Ernest Schwarz that a skull once thought belonging to a juvenile chimpanzee was in fact a new subspecies of chimpanzee known now as the Pan paniscus, or bonobo. (Waal 6)  During the Pleistocene epoch approximately 1.5 million years ago, the Congo River was formed in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (San Diego Zoo 2)  The river...

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The Panda's Thumb

placed into in to the taxonomic group called hominid (Australopithecus afarensis), which includes all primates including chimpanzees, orangutans & gorillas. 5. Why is "Lucy" not considered an ancestor of modern apes, even if her jaw looks like that chimpanzee? Although the specimens of Au. Afarensis indicated that Lucy's jaw was rather unlike other hominins, having a more gorilla-like appearance, “Lucy's pelvis and leg bones clearly show that Au. Afarensis walked as erect as you and I”; also Lucy’s...

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Creation vs. Evolution

and it was also found that Lucy’s wider sacrum and shallower pelvis gave her a smaller, kidney-shaped birth canal compared to modern females. She did not need a larger one because her newborn infant’s brain would not have been any larger than a chimpanzee infant’s brain. That being sad, why was this fossil not categorized within the chimp family? It has been shown that if Lucy was an ape, the shape of her Pelvis was not structured correctly to give birth, because it was too narrow to accommodate...

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Major groups of primates

called a silver-back, chimpanzees live in larger troops and often hunt and bonobos exhibit promiscuous sexual behavior. The apes also have a varied diet: gorillas are foliovores while the others are all primarily frugivores, although the common chimpanzee does hunt for meat and has been shown to be the primary cause of the decline of the red colobus monkey in that area due to over-hunting by chimpanzees. These are the major groups of living primates today. ...

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