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ape in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishapeape1 /eɪp/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HBAan animal that is similar to a monkey but has no tail or only a very short tail2 go ape
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apeSomething about apes or monkeys too.Monkeys and apes are the only mammals with good color vision.Though his eyes were weakening by the moment, his gaze was still more acute than that of the blossoming ape.The directors and actors had spent months in zoos recording the noises made by apes in emotional situations.Yet almost nothing is known about the brain organization underlying language in such apes.Female exogamy means that apes are largely devoid of mechanisms for females to build coalitions of relatives.Or at least, language of the beyond the apes variety?The apes provide us with much information concerning possible roots of sociable behaviour in man.