Characteristic are the giraffe, the chimpanzee and the ostrich.
It is probable that the Liberian chimpanzee may offer one or more distinct varieties; there is an interesting local development of the Diana monkey, sometimes called the bay-thighed monkey (Cercopithecus diana ignita) on account of its brilliant orange-red thighs.
Of this baby chimpanzee the skeleton may be seen in the Natural History branch of the British Museum alongside the volume in which it is described.
2, (a) gibbon; (b) orang; (c) chimpanzee; (d) gorilla; (e) man).
The elephant (though its range has become restricted through the attacks of hunters) is found both in the savannas and forest regions, the latter being otherwise poor in large game, though the special habitat of the chimpanzee and gorilla.
Many naturalists hold the opinion that the anatomical differences which separate the gorilla or chimpanzee from man are in some respects less than those which separate these man-like apes from apes lower in the scale.
In his classification it was included in the same genus as the orang-utan; and it has recently been suggested that the name Simia pertains of right to the chimpanzee rather than to the orang-utan.
The celebrated ape "Mafuka," which lived in the Dresden zoological gardens during 1875, and came from Loango, was apparently a member of this species, although it was at one time regarded as a hybrid between a chimpanzee and a gorilla.
A gorilla-like feature in "Johanna" is, however, the presence of large folds at the sides (ala) of the nostrils, which are absent in the typical chimpanzee, but in the gorilla extend down to the upper lip. Chimpanzees exhibit great docility in confinement, where, however, they seldom survive for any great length of time.
The wild animals include the elephant, still found in large numbers, the leopard, panther, chimpanzee, grey monkeys, antelope of various kinds, the buffalo, wild hog, bush goat, bush pig, sloth, civet and squirrel.
In this picture, which shows the crudeness of the zoological notions current in the 18th century as to both men and apes, there are set in a row four figures: (a) a recognizable orang-utan, sitting and holding a staff; (b) a chimpanzee, absurdly humanized as to head, hands, and feet; (c) a hairy woman, with a tail a foot long; (d) another woman, more completely coated with hair.
Till recently these apes have been generally included in the same family (Simiidae) with the chimpanzee, gorilla and orang-utan, but they are now regarded by several naturalists as representing a family by themselves - the Hylobatidae.
It was not, however, till 1788 that the chimpanzee received what is now recognized as a scientific name, having been christened in that year Simia troglodytes by the naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin.
CHIMPANZEE (Chimpanzi), the vernacular name of the highest species of the man-like apes, forming the typical representatives of the genus Anthropopithecus.
Between the typical West African chimpanzee and the gorilla there is no difficulty in drawing a distinction; the difficulty comes in when we have to deal with the aberrant races, or species, of chimpanzee, some of which are so gorilla-like that it is by no means easy to determine to which group they really pertain.
The first of these aberrant types is Schweinfurth's chimpanzee (Anthropopithecus troglodytes schweinfurthi), which inhabits the Niam-Niam country, and, although evidently belonging to the same species as the typical race, exhibits certain gorilla-like features.
In height the adult male chimpanzee of the typical form does not exceed 5 ft., and the colour of the hair is a full black, while the skin, especially that of the face, is light-coloured; the ears are remarkably large and prominent, and the hands reach only a short distance below the knees.
While similar as to their general arrangement to the human brain, those of the higher apes, such as the chimpanzee, are much less complex in their convolutions, as well as much less in both absolute and relative weight - the weight of a gorilla's brain hardly exceeding 20 oz., and a man's brain hardly weighing less than 32 oz., although the gorilla is considerably the larger animal of the two.
Many naturalists regard the gorilla as best included in the same genus as the chimpanzee, in which case it should be known as Anthropopithecus gorilla, but by others it is regarded as the representative of a genus by itself, when its title will be Gorilla savagei, or G.
From this appears that Battel was familiar with both the chimpanzee and the gorilla, the former of which he terms engeco and the latter pongo - names which ought apparently to be adopted for these two species in place of those now in use.
The chimpanzee has a thick body with short limbs.
The forests are the home of several kinds of monkeys, including the chimpanzee in the Aruwimi region; the lion, leopard, wild hog, wolf, hyena, jackal, the python and other snakes, and particularly of the elephant.
A STUNNED burglary victim last night told how he woke up to find a chimpanzee stealing his mobile phone.
chimpanzee sanctuaries, all of which are constantly trying to keep up with the flow of orphans.
chimpanzee genome has opened up new possibilities in this area.
chimpanzee kidney: a comparison with man.
Bell's George W Bush is the unholy innocent, a literal dumb ape, a chimpanzee spreading gleeful mass destruction.
CAPTION: Liberius, a five year old male chimpanzee, made different grunts to convey different types of food.
If there is only one banana in your hand, will you give it to a starving African refugee or a lovely chimpanzee?
sanctuaryn has three chimpanzee sanctuaries, all of which are constantly trying to keep up with the flow of orphans.
Moreover, Whiten and colleagues found no evidence that habits vary more between, than within, the three existing chimpanzee subspecies of chimpanzee.
The older method was to attempt the comparison between the highest member of a lower group and the lowest member of a higher group - to suppose, for example, that the gorilla and the chimpanzee, the highest members of the apes, were the existing representatives of the ancestors of man and to compare these forms with the lowest members of the human race.
These traits are still more developed in the bald chimpanzee (A.
The most gorilla-like of all the races is, however, the kulu-kamba chimpanzee (A.
These gorilla-like traits were still more pronounced in "Johanna," a female chimpanzee living in Barnum & Bailey's show in 1899, which has been described and figured by Dr A.
Among notable mammals the chimpanzee is found in Unyoro, Toro and north-west Ankole, and has only recently become extinct in Buganda; the okapi inhabits the Semliki forests on the Congo frontier; the giraffe (the male sometimes developing five horn cores) is common in the Northern, Eastern and Rudolf provinces; there are three types of buffalo - the Cape, the Congo and the Abyssinian; two species of zebra (one of them Grevy's), the African wild ass, the square-lipped (" white ") and pointed-lipped (" black ") rhinoceroses, the elephant, hippopotamus, water tragelaph (" Speke's antelope "), Cape ant-bear, aard-wolf (Proteles), hunting-dog, and nearly every genus and most of the species of African antelopes.
Some people want to buy a baby chimp because of the chimpanzee's distinctive appearance.
Appearing in photos and videos all over the world, the chimpanzee has black hair and sometimes has whiskers on the chin.
The chimpanzee, scientific name Pan troglodytes, stands 3 to 4.5 feet tall and weighs 55 to 110 pounds.
The chimpanzee typically lives in the forest, but you can also find them in zoos and exotic animal sanctuaries.
Its bare toes, face and ears give the chimpanzee its human-like appearance.
Trying to domesticate wild animals without proper training is dangerous, so unless you work for a zoo or animal sanctuary, you should not attempt to buy a chimpanzee.
In addition to humans, pica has been observed in other animals, including the chimpanzee.
Muffit II was controlled by a chimpanzee named Evolution.
Bartlett as that of a gorilla; the animal having probably been regarded by its owner as a chimpanzee.
Two kinds of buffaloes are found in the forests, which are the home of the gorilla and chimpanzee.
The accompanying simple figure indicates better than any verbal description the topography of the main groups of foci in the motor field of a manlike ape (chimpanzee).
netaacet Diagram of the Topography of the Main Groups of Foci in the Motor of Chimpanzee.
Eddi Eddi is a female chimpanzee that was born at the park on 23/09/01 after her mother's birth control failed.
The human cerebral cortex in particular has three or four times more surface area than that of a chimpanzee.
We can go to Africa, to see a pink chimpanzee.
This barbaric trade poses a serious threat to the survival of the wild chimpanzee.
Cathy Cathy is a female chimpanzee who was rescued from a French laboratory.
Simon Simon is a male chimpanzee who was found tethered to a post at a gasoline station in Spain.
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