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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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7) In what may be the clearest sign that discussion of great ape legal rights has entered mainstream legal discourse, Judge Richard Posner reviewed Wise's book in the Yale Law Journal.
The Great Ape Project does seek constitutional rights.
The Great Ape Project makes a convincing case for including the apes--all of whom are threatened or endangered species--in the community of persons.
The Great Ape House, home to six western lowland gorillas and six orangutans, is a favorite spot in the Zoo, frequented by families and school groups.
0173793) In a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers revealed experiments in which great apes helped humans when witnessed them making an incorrect decision.
Over 1,800 great apes were seized from an illicit live traffic that went undetected for over a decade but is now confirmed through the Apes Seizure Database that was launched at the 17th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Conference of Parties in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Twycross is renowned as a specialist primate centre and is also the only UK zoo to care for every type of great ape, including bonobos, gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees.
This is the third species of endangered great ape born at the zoo over the last 12 months, following Lope, a gorilla, in January and Monkonzi, a bonobo, in February.
The results of the study demonstrate that human activities reduce the amount of effective bonobo habitat and will help us identify where to propose future protected areas for this great ape," lead author Dr.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers studying young bonobos in an African sanctuary have discovered striking similarities between the emotional development of the bonobos and that of children, suggesting these great apes regulate their emotions in a human-like way.
Ultimately, however, the fate of this great ape - whose behaviour and languid expressions can be eerily human at times - will depend on our stewardship of the environment, he said.
The proposed law would bind Spain to the principles of the Great Ape Project, an international organization of scientists, ethicists, psychologists, and animal-rights advocates based in Seattle.

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