What’s the difference within a monkey and an ape?

June 13, 2012 · Print This Article

Chimapanzee. One of the Great Apes

Howler Monkey









Do you know the difference within a monkey and an ape?  Do you know which category a chimpanzee falls into?  Here’s the scoop from the Educator’s Guide to Disneynature’s Chimpanzees:

Apes differ from monkeys in several ways. Monkeys have tails. Apes do not. Monkeys are usually smaller than apes, walk on all fours with palms down and have relatively smaller brains. Due to their different skeletal structure, apes have a more upright posture. Since their arms are longer than their legs, apes walk on the knuckles of their hands. Apes plus have larger and more developed brains than monkeys.

Chimpanzees are classified as great apes in the family Homindae along with gorillas, bonobos and orangutans.

There, now you can totally impress your friends when you go to see

the flick that weekend.  Want another tidbit?

CHIMPANZEE Challenge Fact #3: Female chimpanzees give birth to a individual infant (twins are rare) every 5 to 6 years. A newborn chimpanzee weighs 3–4 pounds and is born helpless. Within a few days it is able to travel by clinging to its mother’s stomach and by 5 to 7 months old it is strong abundant to ride on her back.

Are you planning on seeing Disneynature’s Chimpanzees this weekend?  I have some great stuff to give away, including tickets to the show, but alas, my commenting structure is on the fritz.  Figures!  I’m working overtime on getting it fixed, but in the meantime, you can still enter to win but commenting on the Facebook link to that post, here.



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