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    Chimpanzee

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    Chimpanzee The acts of cannibalism and infanticide are very apparent in the behavior of the chimpanzee. Many African studies show that wild chimpanzees kill and eat infants of their own species. (Goodall, 1986:151) Although there is not a clear answer why chimps engage in this very violent and sometimes gruesome behavior there are many ideas and suggestions. This essay will deal with chimpanzee aggression, cannibalism and infanticide. This paper will present information on major research studies

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    forest in central Zaire (Stanford 399). For the purposes of our ... ... middle of paper ... ... various meat eating habits. The consumption of meat is well documented in the case of chimpanzees and has been considered a systematic facet of chimpanzee behavior: “Chimpanzees incorporate the meat of hunted mammals in their diet…Chimpanzees probably hunt for both nutritional and political reasons in that alliances are cemented by the giving of meat. They also appear to obtain meat for sociosexual

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    Chimpanzee Vs. Human

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    window to the truth that can never be fully revealed. By studying the chimpanzees, we humans will have a better understanding of how the nature of man has evolved from being chimp-like to evolving into Homo sapiens: There are many similarities in chimpanzee and human behaviour--the affectionate, supportive and enduring bonds between family members, the long period of childhood dependency, the importance of learning, non-verbal communication patterns, tool-using and tool-making, cooperation in hunting

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    Introduction: Common chimpanzees are a specie of the apes and the evidence shown in their traits show that they are related to humans. Chimpanzees are covered in black hair except for their faces, ears, palms of their hands, and the soles of their feet. Both males and females chimps have a white beard and young chimps may have a whiter complexion compared to the older chimps. As the males and females chimps age, their forehead is often bald and their back becomes gray. The size and appearance of

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    that occur in both human and chimpanzee cultures concerning infanticide. I will first explain some of the reasons that chimpanzees practice infanticide and share a few examples of such. Then, I will do the same for human cultures which may not be as prominent as we believe but is still happening. Finally, I will compare the similarities and differences between the two, and show how chimpanzees and humans may not be that different after all in this regard. Chimpanzee Infanticide Chimpanzees react

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    trees in the forest to get timber for their needed. They don’t realize that they damaging animals’ habitat. Panda, elephant, and tiger are some of the animals that lose their habitat because of human activities. However, chimpanzee is one of the endangered animals in the world. Chimpanzee, as known as great ape is so difficult to find in the African forests. According to World Wide Fund (n.d.), the largest population of chimpanzees is in central Africa, mainly in Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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    Should policies on chimpanzee use in biomedical research be revised, if at all? In the past decades, thousands of chimpanzees have been tested on in order to benefit humankind. Chimpanzees have been useful in developing medical research as they are the closest relatives of humans and have been subject to testing due to the belief that humans should not be tested on. Whereas others would argue against the genetic similarities between the two species as well as the cruel conditions of testing on primates

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    Understanding Chimpanzee Culture

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    They have the ability to overcome the obstacles of everyday life through learning and the ability to use tools to create a better quality of life. The complexity of their intellect is different from any other animal ever seen. A significant part of chimpanzee intelligence that sets them apart from other primates and puts them closer to humans is the way they exhibit social learning within their culture and interactions within their environment. When it comes to interacting with the environment tool use

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    Teaching Sign Language to a Chimpanzee The study by the Gardner's educated psychologists about how they should conduct their studies. Also through negative methodology the study showed the importance of sustaining validity in a study. Many aspects of the study can be replicated in order to increase validity of a study, and also many considerations are highlighted through the Gardners' study. According to Gardner and Gardner, 'the results of project Washoe presented the first serious

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    Pan Troglodytes, commonly referred to as the common chimpanzee, are a very unique set of species to exist. Similarly to humans, each chimp has a very distinctive facial structure that lets us distinguish them from each other. Each facial feature such as ears, cheek bone or even brow are never the same on any chimp. This feature is very useful for anthropologists as they are able to identify and name the chimps they study and do research upon. A chimps arms are quite long, which is why they are quite

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