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Scientific apes Edit

  • Ai (born 1976) — chimpanzee; studied by scientists at Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
  • Bonnie — orangutan; began whistling (mimicking an animal caretaker), which is changing ideas about primate sound repertoires.
  • Chantek (born 1977) — orangutan; involved with language research and ApeNet language-using great ape ambassador
  • Clint — chimpanzee; source of DNA for Chimpanzee Genome Project, Yerkes Primate Center
  • Donald — chimpanzee; source of DNA for Chimpanzee genome project
  • Enos (died 1962) — chimpanzee; spacefaring, after Ham
  • Frodo — chimpanzee; baby-eating "bully" who has attacked Jane Goodall and Gary Larson
  • Gon — chimpanzee; source of DNA for Chimpanzee genome project
  • Gua — chimpanzee; raised as a child by the Drs. Kellogg alongside their son Donald.
  • Ham the Chimp (1956–1983) — chimpanzee; spacefaring, before Enos
  • Kanzi (born 1980) — bonobo; involved with language research and tool invention; ApeNet language-using great ape ambassador
  • Koko (born 1971) — gorilla; involved with sign language research and ApeNet language-using great ape ambassador
  • Lucy — chimpanzee; cross-fostered and raised by University of Oklahoma psychotherapist
  • Nim Chimpsky (1973–2000) — chimpanzee; named after linguist Noam Chomsky
  • Nyota (born 1998) — bonobo; Panbanisha's son
  • Oliver the chimp — chimpanzee; the so-called "Missing Link", apparent "humanzee"
  • Panzee and Panbanisha — chimpanzee & bonobo; at the same research center as Kanzi
  • Sarah (chimpanzee) — research primate whose cognitive skills are documented in The Mind of an Ape
  • Sultan — chimpanzee; used in classic Kohler tool-use studies
  • Titus (born 1974) — gorilla; an extensively observed silverback Mountain Gorilla
  • Washoe (1965-2007) — chimpanzee; pioneer ape of hand-signing research

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