What's the difference between a chimp, a gorilla and an ape?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Chimps and gorillas are 2 different kinds of great apes. The other kinds include the orangutan and bonobo. The gibbon and siamang are known as lesser apes. Great apes and lesser apes are both apes. Apes do not have a tail and they can brachiate, or use their arms to swing from branch to branch, the way human children can do when the play on "monkey bars" in playgrounds. Ironically, monkeys cannot brachiate but they must instead walk on top of the bars on 4 legs.
Gorillas are bigger and heavier than chimps,. Gorillas live in family groups with 1 dominant or silverback male. Chimps live in troops with more than 1 male and many females. Chimps defend their territories against neighboring troops. Gorillas do not let chimps live where they do. Gorillas live in habitats with more plant food so they do not eat meat. Chimps live in poorer territory and they must hunt monkeys and lower primates to supplement their diet.
- .Lv 71 month ago
The quickest and easiest way to tell monkeys and apes apart is by looking for a tail. Apes do not have tails, while most monkey species do. Apes tend to be larger than monkeys and usually have larger brains. ... Ape species include humans, gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons, and bonobos.