great ape


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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.
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During the year that followed, Clayton was several times attacked by the great apes which now seemed to continually infest the vicinity of the cabin; but as he never again ventured outside without both rifle and revolvers he had little fear of the huge beasts.
He could imagine their terror when they awoke and found the dead body of their comrade fast in the cage where they had left the great ape safely secured but a few minutes before.
From safety points in the trees the great apes watched, screaming hatred at Sheeta and advice at Tarzan, for the progenitors of man have, naturally, many human traits.
"Soon you will kill--and feed," he murmured in the vernacular of the great apes.
Great apes jabbered at them and menaced them; but Tarzan answered them after their own kind, giving back taunt for taunt, insult for insult, challenge for challenge.
"This new knowledge compels us to have a stronger conservation ethic at a time when all wild great ape populations face serious threats to their survival."
The great ape was under treatment for the last one year by experts from the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry OUAT who were under constant advice of the Orangutan experts from UK and Singapore.
"It's appalling to think that within our lifetimes, a new great ape species could be both discovered and driven to extinction," said Serge Wich, a professor at Liverpool John Moores University, who was involved in identifying the new orangutan species.
"Without urgent action, they could be the first great ape to go extinct.
With the help of Project to End Great Ape Slaver and researcher Maria Joana Da Silva, Pan African Sanctuary Alliance were able to find a place for both Bo and Bella.
THE Prince of Wales has touched the hand of an orangutan and spoken of the tragedy of the great ape's habitat being destroyed.
The orangutan, now the most endangered great ape on earth, was discovered in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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