Origin of chimpanzeeFrench chimpanzé from Bantu (Angola) kampenzi
- Either of two African apes of the genus Pan, having black hair, a bare face, somewhat arboreal habits, and a high degree of intelligence.
- The common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), of equatorial central and western Africa, having a stockier build than the bonobo (P. paniscus).
Origin of chimpanzeePortuguese from Vili (Bantu language of Congo) ci-mpenzi
The first use of the name chimpanzee did not occur until 1738. The name is derived from a Tshiluba language term kivili-chimpenze, which is the local name for the animal and translates loosely as mockman or possibly just ape.
- Characteristic are the giraffe, the chimpanzee and the ostrich.
- It is probable that the Liberian chimpanzee may offer one or more distinct varieties; there is an interesting local development of the Diana monkey, sometimes called the bay-thighed monkey (Cercopithecus diana ignita) on account of its brilliant orange-red thighs.
- Of this baby chimpanzee the skeleton may be seen in the Natural History branch of the British Museum alongside the volume in which it is described.
- 2, (a) gibbon; (b) orang; (c) chimpanzee; (d) gorilla; (e) man).
- The elephant (though its range has become restricted through the attacks of hunters) is found both in the savannas and forest regions, the latter being otherwise poor in large game, though the special habitat of the chimpanzee and gorilla.