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great ape

n.
Any of various apes of the family Hominidae, which includes the chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and humans, but not the gibbons.

great ape

one of the larger monkeys, usually the tailless ones; includes gorilla, orang-utan, chimpanzee.
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Among African great apes, four [gamma]-2-herpesviruses have recently been discovered.
Dr Marc Ancrenaz, director of the Kimabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project, who works with WWF and has studied the primates in Sabah since 1998, said: 'Orang-utans, the only living great apes in Asia, would disappear unless immediate conservation measures are taken.
There are more than 3,000 great apes in captivity around the world, and Singer called on "other national parliaments to take up the initiative and carry it further.
The great apes and other wildlife are disappearing from large areas of Central Africa, largely due to hunting for bushmeat.
The Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) was originally considered to be part of the Sumatran orangutan population, but the discovery of a separate species means it is considered the most endangered of all great ape species.
They added: "The conspicuous similarities in performance to great apes in tasks such as these opens up avenues for investigation into the evolutionary principles of cognition and shows what the brains of some birds are capable of.
Palm Oil Paradox: Sustainable Solutions to Save the Great Apes is the result of a two-year study of palm oil development in Southeast Asia, and the steps required to ensure that the loss of biodiversity that occurred in that region is not repeated as the crop expands into Africa.
Great Apes Giving Day, a multi-year pilot project of the Arcus Foundation, was conceived as a means to address the need of great ape sanctuaries and rescue centers to build financial support for their critical work.
Dr Lameira, who joined the Department of Anthropology at Durham in 2015, said: "It's not clear how spoken language evolved from the communication systems of the ancestral great apes.
Kay Farmer, general manager of the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, said: "The Cardio Respiratory Unit at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust are pleased to donate their decommissioned ECG equipment to Twycross Zoo in order to support their worldwide study on the great apes.
The Great Apes Survival Partnership said Tuesday that Ansoumane Doumbouya, who was also Guinea's representative to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, was arrested Aug.
Fourth, cooperation required coordination and hence communication: collaborative foragers did not have full human language, but they needed communicative capacities much richer than those of great apes (Tomasello argues those capacities were probably expressed via gesture and mime rather than voice).