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2005-12-14-04-25-33

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A pair of young Common Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) play fighting on the grass in their exhibit at the Miami MetroZoo in Florida, USA.
The first use of the name "chimpanzee" did not occur until 1738. The name is derived from an Angolan Bantu language term "Tshiluba kivili-chimpenze", which is the local name for the animal and translates loosely as "mockman" or possibly just "ape". The colloquialism "chimp" was most likely coined some time in the late 1870s. Science would eventually take the 'pan' occurring in 'chimpanzee' and attribute it to Pan, a rural ancient Greek god of nature. Biologists would apply Pan as the genus name of the animal.

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