a very social great ape of sub-Saharan Africa, belonging to the genus Pan and having a brown-to-black coat, a relatively hairless face with a rounded muzzle, prominent ears, and hands adapted for knuckle-walking, and noted for its intelligence and humanlike behavior: both species, the common chimpanzee (P. troglodytes) and the bonobo (P. paniscus), are greatly reduced in number and considered endangered.
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How to use chimpanzee in a sentence
She explains grief behavior expressed by chimpanzees as due to “survival instincts” — and grieving behavior generally as “a survival instinct.”In the animal kingdom, rituals that connect, renew and heal | Barbara King | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
We see this in many nonhumans as well, such as in chimpanzees, where females avoid mating with kin by likewise transferring between communities.Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable - Issue 95: Escape | Mark W. Moffett | January 14, 2021 | Nautilus
Johnson & Johnson is testing a similar vaccine that uses a human adenovirus, rather than a chimpanzee one, as the delivery mechanism to carry a gene that codes for making part of the spike protein.mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry | Walter Isaacson | January 11, 2021 | Time
Chimpanzees will stake out their own territory and male chimpanzees will go out in bands to patrol that territory.Humans Have Gotten Nicer and Better at Making War - Issue 94: Evolving | Steve Paulson | January 6, 2021 | Nautilus
The AstraZeneca vaccine uses a method developed by researchers at Oxford’s Jenner Institute that uses a chimpanzee virus that has been genetically modified to produce the coronavirus spike protein.
As a friend once told me, “A chimpanzee could have made money in L.A. real estate—and many did.”
The author of Guns, Germs, and Steel is out with an adaptation for young people of The Third chimpanzee.Jared Diamond Talks About His New Book for Young Readers | William O’Connor | April 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tell me about your earliest personal interaction with a chimpanzee.
On Wednesday, the collection of pictures by Mikki (pictured above), a chimpanzee, reeled in roughly $75,000 at Sotheby's.
He clung to me like a chimpanzee baby with all four of his weakened limbs.
Again, we have the fact that man possesses normally only twelve ribs, one less than is found in the gorilla and the chimpanzee.
It is shortest in the chimpanzee, somewhat longer in the gorilla, still longer in the orang, and remarkably long in the gibbon.
The chief examples of anthropoid intelligence are told of the chimpanzee, which has been most frequently kept in captivity.
This species, apparently most nearly allied to the chimpanzee, was taller than any existing ape.
It would take an awful lot of explaining to make him understand the difference between, say, a chimpanzee and a man.Unwise Child | Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for chimpanzee
a gregarious and intelligent anthropoid ape, Pan troglodytes, inhabiting forests in central W Africa
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