chimpanzee


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to chimpanzee: orangutan

chim·pan·zee

(chim-pan'zē, chim'pan-zē'),
Generic name for the apes Pan panisus and P. troglodytes.
[Kongo, an African dial.]

chimpanzee

(chĭm′păn-zē′, -pən-, chĭm-păn′zē)
n.
1. Either of two African apes of the genus Pan, having black hair, a bare face, somewhat arboreal habits, and a high degree of intelligence.
2. The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), of equatorial central and western Africa, having a stockier build than the bonobo (P. paniscus).

chimpanzee

(chĭm-păn′zē)
An intelligent ape (Pan troglodytes) native to parts of Africa. The DNA of humans and chimps is closely matched.

chimpanzee

Pan troglodytes or Pan satyrus; a large anthropoid ape with the most highly developed brain of all animals other than humans. Dark colored, 5 to 6 ft high, with large out-turned ears, they are arboreal and live in families.
References in periodicals archive ?
In declarations filed in support of up-listing captive chimpanzees to "endangered," chimpanzee experts uniformly agreed commercial exploitation of infant captive chimps fuels the black market in infants captured from the wild.
THEY were the cute and cuddly chimpanzees who won worldwide fame while dressed up as humans and seemingly enjoying a cup of PG Tips.
icons from Twycross Zoo suffered greatly as they grew out of their TV Sharon n They were left traumatised as they matured into adulthood, unable behave as mature chimpan-They were left traumatised as they matured into adulthood, unable behave as mature chimpanzees or interact with their peers.
According to the researchers, a female chimp named Julie repeatedly put a stiff, strawlike blade of grass for no apparent reason in one or both of her ears and left it there even when she was grooming, playing or resting, after which other chimpanzees also followed suit.
and they will preserve it,'' said Christophe Boesch, director of West Africa's Wild Chimpanzee Foundation who has spent 35 years studying Ivory Coast's chimps.
People close to Jackson have denied these claims saying that the chimpanzee was treated like a king.
What the chimpanzee has done is to prove there is no hard and fast line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom," Goodall says.
Chimpanzee energy bars contain a well-balanced amount of carbohydrates, proteins (8-10 grams), natural fibres (5-7 grams), vitamins and minerals.
In October 2010, respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing, and serous nasal discharge) developed in all chimpanzees at the zoo; however, a 7-year-old female chimpanzee was particularly affected.
Two chimpanzees grabbed his feet and pulled him under a fence into their enclosure, said Jeffrey Wicks of the Netcare911 medical emergency services company.
We know that the chimpanzee range is currently shrinking (Butynski 2003), and a significant earlier shift is indicated by the finding of putative chimpanzee fossils in Kenya, ~600km east of the species' current range (McBrearty & Jablonski 2005).
Recently, the Institute teamed up with Disneynature films for the release of Chimpanzee, a movie that follows an orphan chimp named Oscar.