\ ˈchimp How to pronounce chimp (audio) , sometimes ˈshimp \

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Recent Examples on the Web If the syndrome appeared, not one afflicted chimp survived. James Gorman, Star Tribune, "A mysterious, lethal chimp disease is linked to a human illness," 11 Feb. 2021 On a Friday evening in mid-January, Jackson, a five-year old chimp living at Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone, alarmed his keepers by ignoring his dinner. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Pathogen Discovered That Kills Endangered Chimps; Is It a Threat to Humans?," 3 Feb. 2021 The 2,700-acre estate once contained 22 structures, including an amusement house and a zoo which housed elephants, a giraffe, orangutans, and Jackson's chimp Bubbles. Deanna Hackney And Alanne Orjoux, CNN, "Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch sold to Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle," 27 Dec. 2020 Santa, his white beard a navigational beacon contrasted against his black COVID-19 mask, was quickly ferried across the lake to Observation Island on Dec. 17 to distribute his gifts to his naughty and nice chimp friends. Lee Hershfield,, "Christmas with the Chimps a swinging good time," 24 Dec. 2020 Soon, a 32-year-old chimp with a graying muzzle named Justin ambles by. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, "Chimpanzee sanctuaries are under fire. Can a new science-based tool improve ape welfare?," 2 Dec. 2020 The virus is further modified to ensure that this chimp virus cannot grow in people. Sanjay Mishra, The Conversation, "Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is cheaper than Pfizer’s and Moderna’s and doesn’t require supercold temperature," 24 Nov. 2020 In Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, Wilson studied an alpha chimp that researchers had named Freud. Brian Handwerk, National Geographic, "How animals choose their leaders, from brute force to democracy," 22 Oct. 2020 Two scientists there, Sarah Gilbert , an Oxford vaccinology professor, and Adrian Hill , the institute’s director, developed their own version of the chimp vaccine technology. Jenny Strasburg, WSJ, "Oxford Developed Covid Vaccine, Then Scholars Clashed Over Money," 21 Oct. 2020

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2021

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“Chimp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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