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great ape

noun as in primate

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Generation times in wild chimpanzees and gorillas suggest earlier divergence times in great ape and human evolution.

Like other great apes, bonobos build elevated nests out of tree branches and foliage to sleep in.

All great apes build nests, and nest counts are used to estimate those animals’ numbers too.

Some claim they’re on par with great apes and humans—maybe even smarter.

From Quartz

Even after ancient humans took their first steps out of Africa, they still unexpectedly may have possessed brains more like those of great apes than modern humans, a new study suggests.

They found that 60 percent of plantations overlapped with great ape habitat across the entire area.

They also caught a great ape, whose head was covered with long hair, mixed black and white.

The great ape caught it deftly; and Grôm, to preserve his balance, had to let the spear be wrenched from his hand.

The shaft had caught the great ape under the center of the jaw, far back at the throat, and pierced straight up to the brain.

The great ape on the path ahead cowered back, bearing his fangs, roaring in anger.

He reached it, reared to his full height, and gazed into the glass—at the reflection of Manape, the great ape of the cage!


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to great ape, such as: anthropoid, ape, baboon, chimpanzee, gibbon, and gorilla.

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