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An ape is any member of the Hominoidea superfamily of primates, including humans. Due to its ambiguous nature, the term ape has been deemphasized in favor of Hominoidea as a means of describing taxonomic relationships. Except for gorillas and humans, all true apes are agile climbers of trees. They are best described as omnivorous, their diet consisting of fruit, including grass seeds, and in most cases other animals, either hunted or scavenged, along with anything else available and easily digested.


Apes are the world's largest primate.

The term ape is used with several different meanings. Ape has been used as a synonym for monkey or for any tailless primate. The term ape has also been used to mean any member of the superfamily Hominoidea other than humans.

Ape Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Superfamily: Hominoidea

Other Names: anthropoid, ape, baboon, chimpanzee, gorilla, imp, lemur, monk, orangutan, rascal, scamp, simian, primate


Conservation Status:
Many species endangered.

Ape in Foreign Languages:

Afrikaans: aap
Arabic: qird
Armenian: kapik
Belarusian: málpa
Bulgarian: majmúna
Czech: opice
Danish: abe
Dutch: aap / apin / mensaap
Estonian: ahv
Faroese: apa
Finnish: apina / ihmisapina
French: singe / hominoïdé / singe / anthropoïde
Georgian: maimuni
German: Menschenaffe / Affe
Greek: píthikos
Hebrew: kof-adám
Hindi: kapi / vanar
Hungarian: majom / emberszabású / majom
Icelandic: api
Indonesian: kera
Italian: scimmia
Japanese: saru / ruijin’en
Khmer: swaa
Korean: wonsung-i / yuin-weon
Latin: simia / simius
Lithuanian: beždžiõne
Low German: Aap
Macedonian: májmun
Mandarin: wúweiyuán / lèirényuán
Mongolian: sarmagcin
Navajo: mágí
Norwegian: ape
Old English: apa
Persian: meymun / maymun / kapi
Polish: malpa / malpa czlekoksztaltna
Portuguese: macaco
Russian: gominóid
Roman: majmun
Slovakian: opica
Slovene: opica
Spanish: mono
Swedish: människoapa / apa
Turkish: insansi maymun
Ukrainian: mávpa

Size: The smallest and the most arboreal apes are gibbons. Gibbons are termed "lesser apes". Gibbons are 3 feet in length and weigh up to 30 lbs. Gorillas, on the other hand are known of as "great apes". Gorillas are the largest of the apes, measuring up to 6 feet in length and weighing up to 400 lbs.

Habitat: Apes are native to Africa and South-east Asia.

Diet: Apes are vegetarians or omnivorous. Most apes have a diet that consists of leaves, nuts, seeds, fruits, grass seeds and small invertebrates.

Communication: Most apes communicate vocally and using body language.

Did You Know?

Apes do not possess a tail, unlike most monkeys.

Gestation: The gestation period for apes varies from species to species.

Life Span: The life span of Apes vary from species to species.

Did You Know?

With the exception of the gibbon most apes are larger than monkeys.

Social Structure: Some apes gather in troops where other species like the orangutan are solitary.

Ape Gifts




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