Raven the chimpanzee appeared in the 2009 Guinness World Records book as the most successful chimpanzee on Wall Street after choosing her stocks by throwing darts at a list of 133 internet companies. She became the 22nd most successful money manager in the USA. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
When a chimpanzee that learns an effective method to crack nuts open is placed into a new group that uses a less effective strategy, it will eventually stop using the superior method just to blend in with the rest of the chimps. eva.mpg.de/documents/Else…
After a Far Side cartoon featured a chimpanzee referring to Jane Goodall as a "tramp", the cartoonist received a letter from Goodall's lawyers calling the comic an "atrocity". Goodall herself later saw the cartoon and loved it, and wrote the introduction to one of the Far Side collections. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
NBC hired a chimpanzee to co-anchor, 'The Today Show' in the 1950's due to declining ratings. The chimp-human duo was a smash hit, and earned NBC an estimated 100 million dollars over his six years on the show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Today I learned about Raven the Chimpanzee, she became the 22nd most successful money manager on Wall Street after choosing her stocks by throwing darts at a list of 133 internet companies. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
As a child, Jane Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee as an alternative to a teddy bear. Goodall has said her fondness for this figure started her early love of animals. Today, Jubilee still sits on Goodall's dresser in London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Tai National Park in CΓ΄te d'Ivoire contains one of the last areas of primary rainforest in West Africa and is a natural reservoir of the Ebola virus. The original tribes of the forest region, for totemic reasons, did not eat chimpanzees and thus preserved the chimpanzee populations en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ta%…
The average chimpanzee spends 6 hours per day chewing sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
When the chimpanzee Sami escaped from the Belgrade Zoo for the second time in less than a week, thousands of people cheered him on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
Today I learned about Washoe, a female chimpanzee who was the first non-human to learn to communicate using American Sign Language. She learned approximately 350 signs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
If an alpha male chimpanzee relies on intimidation and aggression in order to keep his status, then a coalition of chimpanzees will attempt to overthrow the alpha male en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
Today I learned about Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee from the 70's who was raised like a child to see if chimpanzees could learn sign language. Nim loved cats, and learned to ask for marijuana. He ultimately fell into a deep depression when his original caretakers abandoned him. npr.org/2011/07/20/138467…
Nim Chimpsky was a chimpanzee raised like a human child by a surrogate family as part of a controversial project on animal language acquisition. During his lifetime, Nim learned over 125 signs, including "stone smoke time now" which Nim used when he wanted to smoke marijuana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nim…
Today I learned about "Pierre Brassau," a chimpanzee named Peter who journalist Γ…ke Axelsson used to test whether art critics could tell the difference between the work of a real abstract artist and a chimpanzee. While one art critic said, "Only an ape could have done this," most praised the chimpanzee's work. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Elvis's chimpanzee 'Scatter' drank beer & whiskey & pulled clothes off women. He bit people & went to the bathroom into his hands & threw it during parties. Elvis's friend Lamar Fike electrocuted Scatter with a cattle prod & claimed Elvis once assaulted him with a pool cue. elvis.com.au/presley/scat…
As a child, as an alternative to a teddy bear, Jane Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee - which started her early love of animals. Today, Jubilee still sits on Goodall's dresser in London. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Today I learned about Viki, a Chimpanzee who was able to say the words: "mama", "papa", "cup" and "up" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vik…
Some mammals literally have a bone in their penis. The Baculum, while absent in humans, is present in the penises of other primates, such as the gorilla and chimpanzee. cell.com/current-biology/…
Today I learned about Ham (July 1957 – January 19, 1983), also known as Ham the Chimp and Ham the Astrochimp, was a chimpanzee and the first hominid launched into space. On January 31, 1961, Ham flew a suborbital flight on the Mercury-Redstone 2 mission, part of the U.S. space program's Project Mercury. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
In 1964, a Swedish art gallery displayed 4 paintings by unknown artist Pierre Brassau. Every single art critic praised the β€˜avant-garde’ work- except one, who said, β€˜only an ape could have done this’. In fact it was all a hoax by a journalist and 'Brassau’ was actually a 4-year-old chimpanzee. hoaxes.org/archive/permal…
Today I learned of Travis who was a male common chimpanzee who, in February 2009, attacked and nearly killed a friend of his owner, blinding her while severing several body parts and severely lacerating her face. He was shot dead when he tried to attack a police officer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Today I learned about the Gombe Chimpanzee War, a violent conflict between two communities of chimpanzees that lasted 4 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
A man actually managed to teach martial arts to a chimpanzee, and even said that the chimp was the fastest learner he’d ever taught youtube.com/watch?v=Ekd-2…
The Korea Central Zoo in Pyongyang is home to a chimpanzee that smokes a pack of cigarettes a day nbcnews.com/news/world/no…
Today I learned of that human beings aren’t the only animals that go to war with each other. Two troops of chimpanzees waged a four year war known as the Gombe Chimpanzee War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
Today I learned about a Swedish journalist who exhibited a series of paintings made by chimpanzee, under the pretense that they were the works of an artist called Pierre Brassau, to test whether critics could tell the difference between modern art and the work of a chimpanzee. Most critics praised it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Today I learned of Kanako, a chimpanzee with trisomy of chromosome 22 - analogous to Down syndrome in humans link.springer.com/article…
Michael Jackson's chimpanzee Bubbles has a net worth of $2 million and Maru the cat has a yearly income of $180k. cheatsheet.com/money-care…
Today I learned of Lucy, a chimpanzee who was raised to believe she was human. She learned to sign over 250 words and some of her hobbies included drinking gin, browsing Playgirl magazines, and masturbating using a vacuum cleaner. vt.co/animals/stories/sto…
A chimpanzee war broke out between one tribe and a separatist faction, known as the Gombe war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
Today I learned of Chara Nash, the woman who had her face, jaw and hands torn off by an out of control pet chimpanzee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
Sam, a chimpanzee friend of Michael Jackson’s chimp Bubbles had a testicle bitten off by a celebrity dog on a film they were working on together. centerforgreatapes.org/me…
Today I learned of Pierre Brassau, an artist of the β€œavant-garde modern art” style. He was a chimpanzee, promoted by a Swedish journalist, to see if critics could distinguish between the style and the work of a chimpanzee. Most critics praised the work. ecclesiastes911.net/story…
If an alpha male chimpanzee relies on intimidation and aggression in order to keep his status, then a coalition of chimpanzees will attempt to overthrow the alpha male en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alp…
Dr. Jane Goodall set herself apart from traditional conventions by naming the animals in her studies of primates instead of assigning each a number. This also led her to develop a close bond with the chimpanzees and to become, to this day, the only human ever accepted into chimpanzee society. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Jane Goodall's father gave her a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee as an alternative to a teddy bear. Goodall has said her fondness for this figure started her early love of animals although"My mother's friends were horrified by this toy, thinking it would frighten me and give me nightmares." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
In 1961 Ham the chimpanzee was successfully launched into space which technically means that chimpanzees own the achievement of first Hominid in space. savethechimps.org/the-chi…
In 1924 in South Bend, Indiana a Chimpanzee was Arrested and Convicted for Smoking scholarship.law.nd.edu/cg…
Macaco TiΓ£o, a chimpanzee, had the habit of throwing excrement at visitors (including several politicians) to the Rio de Janeiro Zoo. A satirical newspaper ran his candidature for Rio de Janeiro mayor in 1988, and he got 9.5% of the votes. www0.rio.rj.gov.br/pcrj/d…
A chimpanzee has been observed wearing a piece of grass into her ear, with no apparent function. After other members of her group started imitating her, researchers realised to be in presence of the first fashion statement observed in other animals. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 1931, a scientist tried to teach a baby chimpanzee human behavior by raising it alongside his human son. The chimpanzee never acquired language skills and the experiment was called off when the human baby began imitating the chimpanzee's vocalizations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gua…
Two chimpanzee communities in Gombe Stream National Park fought a war between 1974-1978, in the first recorded war between non-humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
One of the main attractions in North Korean Pyongyang is a female chimpanzee named Azalea who generally goes through about 1 pack of cigarettes a day. nypost.com/2016/10/19/mee…
Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, Bubbles, is still alive today, living in the Centre for Great Apes. He's 36 years old. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
There is a documented war among two groups of chimpanzees, known as the "Gombe Chimpanzee War" or the "4 Year War" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
A chimpanzee community in Gombe National Park split into two factions and went to war with each other from 1974 to 1978. During the war, male chimps would team up to raid neighbouring territories and patrol the borders. If they found a lone chimp they would brutally kill them. futurity.org/chimpanzees-…
Today I learned of Schlitzie, who had the mind of a 3 year old due to birth defects - started as a circus side-show freak, became a film actor, and then was adopted by an on-set chimpanzee trainer en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
A couple adopted a chimpanzee and which learned to open doors, use keys, get dresses, water the plants, feed the horses, use a computer and drive their car too. But when he was 14 yrs old, he brutally attacked a family friend totally disfiguring her. emadion.it/en/accidents/a…
Members of a chimpanzee troop in Senegal have been observed by scientists fashioning tree branches into spears and using them as hunting tools. phys.org/news/2015-04-chi…
In 1974 Jane Goodall observed a social rift in a community of chimpanzees turn into a violent 4 year civil war for territory involving kidnapping, rape & murder, changing her perception of chimpanzees, it is known as the β€œGombe Chimpanzee War”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…

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