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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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Go Apes Treetop Junior course is a fun-filled experience of tree-to-tree crossings, including the Pannjrve Bridge, Yamazoe Steps, over 18 additional obstacles, and 2 ziplines at heights of 20 feet above the ground.
Ben Davies, head of business development at Go Ape, said: "Go Ape is looking at creating a potential adventure course at Heaton Park in Newcastle however this is at an early stage.
The Go Ape experience is an outdoor adventure like no other and above all, great fun.
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There is a new Go Ape course opening on March 27 at Pembrey Country Park and Coed-Y-Brenin in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, and recruitment for instructors will be starting shortly online at www.
The Go Ape course is made up of five sections, each beginning with a climb up a rope ladder.
The Go Ape forests are at their most eye-catching during the autumn months, when the once-green canopy is transformed into a rainbow of reds, oranges, golds and yellows as the leaves fall from the trees and cover the forest floor.
Go Ape 'chief gorilla' Tristram Mayhew said: "We believe we have designed a naturally thrilling test of nerves high up in Battersea's treetops.
The self-led trail is free to visit and can be found by the Go Ape cabin at Birches Valley, with Gruffalo's Child activity packs available to buy from the cafe, Swinnertons Cycles and Go Ape.
And, as attractive as that sounds, it could never happen here because the human rights lobby would go ape.
We also have our Go Ape high wire adventure course and the par-three academy golf course as well as the 27-hole course.