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ape

(āp)
n.
1. Any of various tailless Old World primates of the superfamily Hominoidea, including the gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans.
2. Any of various members of this superfamily bearing fur and usually living in the wild, especially orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees, in contrast to humans. Not in scientific use.
3. A tailed primate such as a monkey. Not in scientific use.

ap′er n.
(1) Ape. A primate of the family Pongidae
Members
• Small apes—gibbons and siamangs
• Great apes—orangutans, gorillas, and chimpanzees
The ape brain is structurally similar to the human brain and is capable of advanced reasoning

(2) APE. A multifunctional enzyme involved in DNA repair and in facilitating the redox state of some DNA-binding proteins de novo

ape

any tailless primate of the family Simiidae, including gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and gibbons.

APE

anterior pituitary extract.

ape

general name for the group of animals which includes the anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae (gibbons, orang-utans, gorillas and chimpanzees) and some other species including the night ape (Aotus trivirgatus) and the black Celebes ape (Cynopithecus niger).
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While it is not required to participate in a Go Ape Treetop Adventure course to celebrate NLLA Day, Go Ape recommends making reservations for anyone who wants to get up in the trees.
Rebecca Mayhew, co-founder and director of Go Ape, said: "We'd like to congratulate Andrew and Tara on their anniversary and were thrilled to welcome them back to celebrate their 10 year adventure together at our Peebles site.
A Go Ape instructor called Katie helps me into my harness and tells me the rules that will stop me plummeting to my death from a great height.
Winning a stream of tourism awards over the past two years, Tristram says: "Creating adventures and encouraging others to live life more adventurously is the ethos behind Go Ape.
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LOOKS LIKE FUN Go Ape at Matfen Hall proved an instant hit yesterday - and Peter Beardsley, below, wasn't shy about having a go.
The people who set up Go Ape, Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew, say that their enterprise "encourages others to live life more adventurously".
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: pounds 5 off per person is valid Monday to Friday only until April 16, 2010 Valid only at Go Ape Wyre Forest during the dates shown Promotion code EHT222 must be quoted when booking in order to redeem the offer Vouchers must be shown on arrival at Go Ape.
David Hunter, director and general manager of Matfen Hall said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with Go Ape to offer this exciting new service to guests.
Prepare to go ape over the first episode of this cracking new wildlife show.
Nor do the visitors who go ape over the laid-back 34-yearold - a Muscovite who has lived in Vienna since 1991.