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Tarzan's chimpanzee turns 75

 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Tarzan's chimpanzee turns 75 Reply with quote

bbc world news wrote:
Cheetah, who starred in the Tarzan films, has turned 75 and is now officially the oldest chimpanzee in the world.

A famous monkey
right?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing Shocked

A famous chimpanzee, which is similar to a monkey.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimpanzee

http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/chimpanzee.html
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Cheetah the chimp is a famous actor. Too bad his name wasn't chosen with a little more thought. Why name a chimp "Cheetah"? Would you name your cheetah "Chimp"?

A chimp is not a monkey, but rather an ape. Other apes: gorillas and bonobos (African, like chimps); orangutans, gibbons, and siamangs (Asian apes).

Apes are shaped more like people, with bodies that are wider than they are deep, and shoulder blades on the back. Apes have no tails.

Monkeys are shaped more like dogs, with bodies that are deeper than they are wide, and shoulder blades on the sides. Monkeys have tails.

Apes are more intelligent than monkeys. Some gorillas and chimps have been taught to communicate with sign language. No monkey could do that.

Apes and people can brachiate -- swing from branch to branch with full movement of the arms -- because of their very flexible shoulders. Monkeys can't brachiate.

A gibbon brachiating is a beautiful sight to behold -- they are so athletic and daring ....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me all are monkeys Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hoshi wrote:
for me all are monkeys Laughing

Ha! If it's any comfort, we're all monkeys to the chimps, too.
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