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…
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 the Gombe Chimpanzee War, a violent conflict between two communities of chimpanzees that lasted 4 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The first heart transplant ever used a chimpanzee heart. The heart beat for 60 minutes before failing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy…
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-…
Two chimpanzee societies in Tanzania waged a war that lasted for 4 years in 1974 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
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…
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…
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 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-…
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…
Scientists believe human faces have evolved to resemble a chimpanzee's butt. thecut.com/2016/12/scient…
After the USSR launched a dog and the USA launched a chimpanzee into space, France launched a former stray cat named FΓ©licette. One of 14 cats trained for the mission, FΓ©licette was selected because the others were overweight on launch day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FΓ©l…
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…
In 1964 paintings by a chimpanzee were displayed in a Swedish art gallery pseudonym "Pierre Brasau", supposedly an unknown french artist. The paintings were praised by critics, one of which went as far as to say "Pierre is an artist who performs with the delicacy of a ballet dancer." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
Today I learned of an event where a small group of Chimpanzees in Gombe, Tanzania killed all males of another group of Chimpanzees and killed or kidnapped their females, later known as the Gombe Chimpanzee War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
In 1990 a man jumped into a Detroit Zoo Chimpanzee enclosure to rescue a drowning chimp youtu.be/eqbclCNRiPo
In 2009 Travis, a 200 pound chimpanzee who could drive and use a computer, mauled a woman while on Xanax and was shot dead by the police. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
In an episode of a trivia game show: 1 vs 100, there was a chimpanzee in the 100. In the first round one person got the question wrong and it wasn't the chimpanzee. youtube.com/watch?v=xXq_g…
Starting in 1974, there was a four year civil war between a group of chimpanzees. Since then, it has been discovered that Chimpanzee societies, in their natural state, often wage war with one another, likely over territory and access to mates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
A chimpanzee named Frodo has impregnated his own mother, killed a human infant, attacked cartoonist Gary Larson, and beat the head of primatologist Jane Goodall so badly, he almost broke her neck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kas…
The Today Show used to have a live chimpanzee as a co-host. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Today I learned of Washoe (chimpanzee), the first non-human to use Amercian Sign Language. When Washoe's caretaker returned to work after a miscarriage, Washoe ignored her. The caretaker then signed "MY BABY DIED", to which Washoe replied "CRY", simulating a tear running down the caretaker's face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
The populariser of the term β€˜Alpha Male’ didn’t mean to popularise it. Quote; β€œI wrote a book...’Chimpanzee Politics’ which was recommended...to Freshman Congressmen...and after that, the term β€˜Alpha Male’ became very popular.” He believes the term wasn’t ever used in the way he intended. youtu.be/BPsSKKL8N0s
Today I learned about the Gombe Chimpanzee War, a war between two groups of chimpanzees in Tanzania observed by Jane Goodall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
That, when Washoe (the first chimpanzee to use sign language) was told that her caretaker's baby had died, she signed "CRY". en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Michael Jackson wrote the song "Leave Me Alone" in response to negative rumours about himself that frequently appeared in the media and tabloids, including the photo of him in a hyberbaric chamber and pet chimpanzee. Jackson's aggressive scraping of the high notes makes plain his frustration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea…
During a 1964 hoax, a Swedish journalist exhibited paintings done by a chimpanzee under the name Pierre Brassau. The journalist was testing whether critics could tell the difference between true avant-garde modern artwork and a chimp's work. They could not, and in fact, praised the works en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The most accepted theory on how AIDS was first transmitted to humans is that a Bantu hunter, while processing a newly killed, and infected, chimpanzee, got cut himself and got the animal's blood into his body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga%…
Bubbles, Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee, attempted suicide after being removed from Neverland Ranch for being too aggressive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
One of the main attractions in Pyongyang is a chimpanzee that smokes a pack a day theguardian.com/world/201…
A chimpanzee named Santino was known to collect rocks and pieces of concrete in the hour before his exhibit opened. Come showtime, he would hurl the dessert plate-sized rocks at zoo patrons. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Lana, a chimpanzee, used a specially designed keyboard to ask questions of Timothy V. Gill, a human researcher. nytimes.com/1974/12/04/ar…
N. Korea's Pyongyang Zoo, which features a smoking chimpanzee named Azalea, began with just 50 badgers. cbsnews.com/news/north-ko…
The Western Chimpanzee displays very unique, humanlike behavior, making spears to hunt other primates, living in caves, diving in water for fun, and sharing plant food with each other. This has never been seen in any other chimpanzee species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
A Soviet scientist, that pioneered artificial insemination, attempted to create human-chimpanzee hybrids by injected human sperm into female chimps. After failing, he had plans to inject ape sperm into human females, but was arrested and stopped in 1930. io9.com/the-man-who-tried…
Today I learned about Ponso, the last survivor of a colony of 20 apes who mysteriously died or vanished on "Chimpanzee Island" in Ivory Coast. Since August 2015, the association Les Amis de Ponso (Friends of Ponso) has paid for Ponso's food and for a dedicated carer. phys.org/news/2017-09-pon…
There was a chimpanzee who drank gin and tonics and masturbated to porn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
Today I learned of Congo the Chimpanzee, who learnt to paint abstract art, and whose art was admired by Picasso, MirΓ³ and Dali telegraph.co.uk/news/1492…
Today I learned of the Gombe Chimpanzee War, a violent conflict between two groups of chimpanzees, the Kasakela and the Kahama, in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, that lasted from 1974 to 1978. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
A human fetus would have to undergo a gestation period of 18 to 21 months to be born at a neurological and cognitive development stage comparable to that of a chimpanzee newborn. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Jane Goodall to this day is the only human ever accepted into chimpanzee society en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
Humans are not the only species capable of cursing for displeasure. Using ASL, a chimpanzee named Washoe called a researcher β€œDirty Roger”. animal-rights-library.com…
Chimpanzee have better Photographic memory than humans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
After 6.5 million years of separate evolution, the differences between chimpanzee and human are ten times less than those between rats and mice dangerousintersection.org…
NBC's Today Show had a chimpanzee host for four years in the 1950s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tod…
Today I learned of Gregoire, the oldest chimpanzee on record at the time of his death who spent over 40 years confined to cage before being rescued. nbcnews.com/id/28368980/n…
Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, a Soviet biologist who specialized in artificial insemination, was exiled for trying to create a chimpanzee-human hybrid. His attempts at impregnating nonhuman-apes had failed, and his last orangutan died before he could experimental trials with voluntary human women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
There is a chimpanzee in North Korea's zoo called "Azalea" that smokes about a pack of cigarettes a day. nypost.com/2016/10/19/mee…
There is 2-3 times more genetic diversity within the wild chimpanzee population on a single hillside in Gombe, than in the entire human gene pool. en.wikipedia.org/?title=H…
Today I learned of an ape-language experiment which consisted of raising a chimpanzee, Nim, as a member of a human family and teaching it to sign. Nim learned how to ask for a blunt, as he enjoyed getting high, his stoned behavior being described as more laid back, and "just acting...different." en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
The robot dog on the original Battlestar Galactica was played by a chimpanzee in a costume kotaku.com/the-robot-dog-…
That, in 1976, a chimpanzee mother-daughter duo kidnapped, murdered, and cannibalized at least three chimpanzee infants in Gombe National Park, effectively making chimp-serial killers a reality livescience.com/1518-fema…
A chimpanzee Washoe, the first animal to learn American Sign Language, was able to combine the hundreds of signs that she learned into novel combinations that she hadn't been taught and created herself. She also taught her adopted son some American Sign Language. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
Ebola has also devastated Chimpanzee and Gorilla populations, including killing a third of all Gorillas smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
While the human and chimpanzee DNA differ by less than 1%, the Y chromosome differs by 30%, making it the fastest-changing part of the human genome nytimes.com/2010/01/14/sc…
In 1932, researchers raised a human infant and a chimpanzee in a controled environment, dressed them, fed them, and spoke to them both as humans, gave them similar beds and toys, then at 9 months, subjected them both to identical physical and psychological tests. youtube.com/watch?v=h-4Wl…
HIV came from two different viruses that combined in the stomach of a chimpanzee that had devoured two different types of monkeys - and there are 12 known subtypes of HIV, only one of which is responsible for the global pandemic radiolab.org/story/169885…
The wounds on a woman whose face and hands were mauled by a chimpanzee were so gruesome that the doctors and nurses who treated her received psychological counseling abcnews.go.com/story?id=6…
Chimpanzee babies are cognitively more developed than human babies until the age of six months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
There is a species of ape called the Bondo mystery ape which could be a population of chimpanzee and gorilla hybrids, displaying traits of both genera. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Bubbles, the one time pet companion chimpanzee of singer Michael Jackson, is still alive en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
A Chimpanzee, name Julie, started a fashion trend among the other apes in her group in 2010 by sticking a hair of grass in her ear. The style caught on shortly after the act. thedodo.com/for-the-first…
From 1974 to 1978, Jane Goodall observed a community of chimpanzees split and have a war among each other. She called this event The Gombe Chimpanzee War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
The age of divergence between lice and its common ancestor is estimated to be 6-7 million years ago and matches the age predicted by chimpanzee-hominid divergence. However, genetic evidence suggests that our human ancestors acquired pubic lice from gorillas approximately 3-4 million years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou…
During the filming of Planet of the Apes, the ape actors couldn't drive to the set with their make-up on. The production didn't want people to think that an actual chimpanzee was driving on the freeway. filmschoolrejects.com/fea…
There was an exhibit of paintings done by a chimpanzee in Paris in 1964. However, people were told they were by a real human artist called "Pierre Brassau". The exhibit was critically acclaimed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pie…
The first heart transplant performed on a human used a chimpanzee donor heart. The recipient died after 90 minutes but the procedure paved the way for future transplants. thechirurgeonsapprentice.…
Today I learned of the Gombe Chimpanzee War: a violent conflict between two communities of chimpanzees in Tanzania that lasted 4 years and resulted in the deaths of 11 chimps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gom…
Rick Swope risked his own life by jumping into the Ape enclosure at the Detroit Zoo to save a drowning Chimpanzee. youtube.com/watch?v=iwR7F…
Congo was a chimpanzee who painted abstract impressionist pieces. Some of his paintings have been sold alongside Renoir's and Warhol's for thousands of dollars. Pablo Picasso said he was a fan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
The eyes of a chimpanzee were superimposed on the hologram of the Emperor in The Empire Strikes Back to make the character "more eerie." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
There has only been one discovered albino chimpanzee. Her name was Pinky and she had one blue and one brown eye. tacugama.com/the-sanctuar…
Today I learned of Travis: a Former TV Star and pet Chimpanzee who, in 2009, ripped off and ate the face of a neighbor trying to help get the ape back indoors after an escape. Losing two hands, face and vision in the process, the 70 year old neighbor also lost a lawsuit against the State of Connecticut. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra…
The humanzee (also known as the Chuman or Manpanzee) is a hypothetical chimpanzee/human hybrid. Chimpanzees and humans are closely related (95% of their DNA sequence, and 99% of coding DNA sequences are in common), leading to contested speculation that a hybrid is possible. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
Today I learned of Washoe the chimpanzee who not only learnt American sign language herself but also proceeded to teach it to her adopted son Loulis en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
There is a chimpanzee sanctuary in Quebec, where former lab and zoo chimpanzees can live out the rest of their days in peace. faunafoundation.org/
There was once a chimpanzee that preferred to walk upright, was bald, preferred the company of humans and even showed sexual attraction towards them. Due to his human-like features and mannerisms; he was known as "Humanzee". [x-post /r/FuckingWithNature] youtube.com/watch?v=9kJF7…
Humans and Chimpanzee's are genetically close enough they may be able to produce hybrid offspring the "Humanzee" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
There is a chimpanzee (Bonobo) who can speak English. [audio] radiolab.org/2010/feb/19/…
In 2009, animal actor, Travis the chimpanzee, who was living domestically, severely mauled his owner's friend Charla Nash, after seeing her hold one of his favourite toys content.time.com/time/hea…
A chimpanzee named Ayumu scored higher than university students on a short-term memory test en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayu…
The holograph of Palpatine in The Empire Strikes back was played by a woman with chimpanzee eyes superimposed on her face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal…
An American Geneticist claims that Humans evolved after a Female Chimpanzee mated with a Pig. Dr Eugene McCarthy suggests that Humans' hairless skin and subcutaneous fat could be explained by Porcine Ancestry. news.com.au/technology/sc…
"TiΓ£o Monkey" holds the Guinness record for the most voted Chimpanzee in the world. In 1988, he received over 400 thousands votes for Rio de Janeiro Mayor as a protest for null voting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac…

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