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10 Things to Know About Chimpanzees
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10 Things to Know About Chimpanzees

They use tools, make up games, kiss, laugh, and can learn American Sign Language. They share at least 95% of our genes.

Will they survive as humans cut down their forest habitats? These "fast facts" introduce the great apes that are our closest cousins in the animal kingdom.

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3D Hominid Skulls

3D Hominid Skulls

Compare the evolution of skull shape in Australopithecus, Homo erectus, Neanderthal, Homo sapiens, and the chimpanzee — species who all shared a common ancestor some 5 to 8 million years ago. More...

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Natural History Museum, London
About Great Apes

About Great Apes

Great apes, such as chimps and orangutans, are not the same as monkeys. Find out the differences, along with characteristics that all primates have in common. More...

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Center for Great Apes
Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees

Jane Goodall is a pioneer of chimpanzee research. Take a look at her groundbreaking discoveries and early days at the Gombe Stream Chimpanzee Reserve. More...

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Jane Goodall Institute
Compare the Skeletons

Compare the Skeletons

The transition from walking on all fours to walking upright didn't occur overnight. Compare the skeletons of chimps, early human predecessors, and modern humans to see the changes that took place. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Chimp Genome

Chimp Genome

How similar are chimpanzees and humans? Explore this interactive graphic to help answer that question. More...

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Nature
Chimp Solves Memory Test ‘Faster than Blink of an Eye’

Chimp Solves Memory Test ‘Faster than Blink of an Eye’

Need extra help with your homework? Perhaps you should ask this chimp to help out! Watch and see for yourself More...

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BBC
Clever Chimp Uses Tools

Clever Chimp Uses Tools

Perched eight stories high, this chimp uses four different tools to get honey from a bee's nest, as her little brother watches and learns. More...

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Discovery
Curious Chimp

Curious Chimp

Tap, tap. Is this thing on? Watch as a young chimp discovers a video camera in the jungle. She's way more inquisitive than her mother. More...

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National Geographic
Meet Your Relatives

Meet Your Relatives

Just how close are we to our closest relatives? Get an in-depth look at people, chimps, and Neanderthals in this interactive feature. More...

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AMNH
Men Are Like Apes When Competing for Status

Men Are Like Apes When Competing for Status

Apes are like humans in many ways, and scientists recently revealed similar hormone changes in males competing for mates. Investigate more details about this research and what it suggests about evolution. More...

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LiveScience
Scientist Profile: Chimpanzee Researcher

Scientist Profile: Chimpanzee Researcher

Ian Gilby likes monkeying around. He studies the hunting and meat sharing behaviors among chimpanzees in Gombe, Africa, as a way to help humans conserve the chimpanzees' natural habitats.
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DragonflyTV/PBS
Scientist Profile: Primate Scientist

Scientist Profile: Primate Scientist

Primatologist Lisa Parr studies whether chimpanzees recognize other chimps the same ways humans do. What will her work will tell us about human primates? More...

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DragonflyTV/PBS
The Truth About Chimps

The Truth About Chimps

Candid chimp pix from the Congo. Trekking through the treetops looks like fun. Meeting the leopard not so much. More...

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National Geographic
U.S. Chimpanzee Research to Be Curtailed

U.S. Chimpanzee Research to Be Curtailed

Opposition to using chimps in medical research, even though they're so similar to people, is gaining ground. Get the details. More...

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Nature
Walk in the Footsteps of Jane Goodall with Google Maps

Walk in the Footsteps of Jane Goodall with Google Maps

Explore the forest home of Jane Goodall's chimpanzee research, Gombe National Park in Tanzania, with this video tour that uses Google Maps' "Street View" and narration from Goodall. More...

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Jane Goodall Institue

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