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

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Recent Examples on the Web Bats, rats, and chimps are other species that have demonstrated selflessness, writes Jake Buehler. National Geographic, "What happens when a photographer falls for a flamingo?," 16 Jan. 2020 There will also be giraffe and chimp VIP experiences for an additional fee. Jennifer Boehm,, "Halloween happenings: Events for families in South Florida," 8 Oct. 2019 And yet monkeys and chimps are perfectly good at making embryonic stem cells without it. Quanta Magazine, "A Surprise Source of Life’s Code," 18 Aug. 2015 Thomas hadn’t planned to devote his life to protecting chimps through epidemic and civil war. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "U.S. lab chimps were dumped on Liberia’s Monkey Island and left to starve. He saved them.," 12 Dec. 2019 One study found chimps in their late 20s and orangutans in the mid-30s showed the lowest mood, the least pleasure in social activities, and the poorest capacity to achieve their goals. Nick Haslam, CNN, "Why the 'midlife crisis' is a myth," 14 Oct. 2019 Goodall is best known as a primatologist/anthropologist and the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, after spending more than 55 years studying wild chimps at the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Prince Harry 'dances' with his hero, Dr. Jane Goodall, at conservation summit," 23 July 2019 In 2010, in response to public and congressional pressure, NIH commissioned a report that concluded most biomedical research on chimps was unnecessary. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, "Should aging lab monkeys be retired to sanctuaries?," 5 Dec. 2019 Goodall’s first recorded encounter with a chimp goes way back — before the conservationist could even walk. Washington Post, "Don’t miss these five displays at the National Geographic’s Jane Goodall exhibition," 4 Dec. 2019

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Chimp.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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