Chimpanzees

The Surprisingly Familiar World Of Chimpanzees

Chimps are one of our closest primate cousins. But the proof of this fact is in more than their DNA-it's in the ways they interact with each other, and with us. See how chimps get creative, communicate, and even face death in surprisingly familiar ways.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Hear Jane Goodall mimic some distinct chimpanzee calls used for communication: 00:44

  2. Research indicates that chimpanzees have entered their own Stone Age. 03:18

  3. Though their communication may not qualify as a language, some chimp troops appear to have accents. 05:12

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. An artist by the name of Pierre Brassau received rave reviews in 1964, even though he was secretly a chimpanzee. 00:17

  2. Peter the artist chimp preferred to eat cobalt blue oil paint more than other colors. 02:01

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Written By Curiosity Staff March 28, 2016