\ˈchimp, sometimes ˈshimp \

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Parasites, such as ticks and fleas, were also scarce in chimp beds. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Who Has the 'Cleaner' Bed: Chimps or Humans?," 15 May 2018 The new event will raise money for that center as well as the Save the Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce which is home to 248 chimps, according to the gallery. Johnny Diaz,, "Michael Jackson's pet chimp Bubbles and other celebrity apes will have art exhibit in Miami," 19 June 2018 Darwin identified disgust in chimps, dejection in dogs, and grief in elephants. David Scharfenberg,, "Did humans drive this polar bear insane?," 13 July 2018 Jorge and his wife, Tania, gave the chimp around-the-clock care for the first few months of his life. CBS News, "Limbani the chimpanzee greets former caregivers with warm embrace," 3 July 2018 Numbers change as chimps move to sanctuaries and die. James Gorman, New York Times, "How to Decide Whether Ailing Chimps Get Moved to a Sanctuary," 29 May 2018 Then there are the remarkable achievements of Koko and her primate predecessors, including a chimp delightfully named Nim Chimpsky. The Economist, "What Koko the gorilla could and couldn’t do," 5 July 2018 The Instagram-famous chimp loves eating mangoes, playing with his golden tabby friend Sara, bath time and snacks. CBS News, "Limbani the chimpanzee greets former caregivers with warm embrace," 3 July 2018 The Foundation then commented that no matter the length between visits from the couple the young chimp’s reaction never diminishes. Caitlyn Richard, Fox News, "Chimp reunites with human foster parents in heartwarming viral video," 3 July 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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