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

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Recent Examples on the Web But the observation that chimps can move their bodies in time to music is new. Susan Pinker, WSJ, "Humans and Other Dancing Animals," 25 Jan. 2020 Goodall kept the plush chimp close throughout her adult life. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Immerse Yourself in Jane Goodall’s Wondrous, Chimpanzee-Filled Life," 8 Jan. 2020 But with their habitat being threatened by a growing population, chimps are getting closer to human settlements. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Chimps are killing people in Uganda: 'It broke off the arm... opened the stomach and removed the kidneys'," 13 Nov. 2019 Chimpanzees become more aggressive to fellow chimps. Rose Eveleth, Wired, "Animals Need Digital Privacy, Too," 31 Jan. 2020 Listed as endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, there are believed to be less than 300,000 chimps across the African continent. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, "Chimps are killing people in Uganda: 'It broke off the arm... opened the stomach and removed the kidneys'," 13 Nov. 2019 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

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Chimp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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