With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opening this week, we thought it a prudent opportunity to research our current simian friends and potential future overlords. Here’s a few Topic Pages that’ll help you survive the Ape-ocalypse:
Ape – We should have known, to name anything more bellicose than a salad “Caesar” is to invite your own demise.
Chimpanzee – Caesar is a chimpanzee, albeit one born to a genetically-engineered mother, a nuance classifying scientists would have to address were they not battling an existential threat.
Gorilla – King Kong was modeled after gorillas, which are the largest species of Ape. Generally ground dwelling, they sometimes ascend trees or skyscrapers for sleep and airplane shenanigans, respectively.
Gibbons – Gibbons walk upright with their arms awkwardly out to their sides in what resembles a “Bigfoot gait.” However, their size is anything but imposing: most are about 3 feet tall and weigh 15 pounds.
“Chimpanzees in Uganda” By USAID Africa Bureau (Chimpanzees in Uganda Uploaded by Elitre) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chimpanzees_in_Uganda_(5984913059).jpg?fastcci_from=423489
“Kingkongposter” By Keye Luke (www.widescreenmuseum.com) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kingkongposter.jpg
“Hylobates lar – Copenhagen Zoo – DSC09160,” By Daderot (Daderot) [CC0 or CC0], via Wikimedia Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hylobates_lar_-_Copenhagen_Zoo_-_DSC09160.JPG?fastcci_from=186525