Talk:Chimpanzee

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September 4, 2010 Good article nominee Not listed

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Misleading! Either make this a "chimp & bonobo" page, or disentangle[edit]

The confusion goes on. I'll repeat this until smb. starts discussing it.Arminden (talk) 22:56, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

The page should definitely be renamed Pan (Genus) as to avoid confusion with the actual Chimpanzee page, Common chimpanzee (which is where searching for Chimpanzee should actually link to). It seems to already be serving the function as a page for the genus, so a rename only makes sense. Kyle Tatum (talk) 16:08, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
Agreed, I'll try to move the page and see if someone stops me. Shame, the page is move protected. ScienceDawns (talk) 07:15, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I can't see this being moved - we always use the name that is in most common use, and that is definitely "chimpanzee" over Pan. However, the lede needs to make clear from the very start that this is about the genus and not the common chimpanzee, so some clarification is welcome. I've given it a further shot. --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 07:49, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

mature more proprtionally[edit]

section: chimpanzees as pets, "chimpanzees physically mature a lot more proportionally than do human beings" needs clarification. i guess it was meant to say they grow FASTER and become stronger than humans. the expression "a lot more proportionally" rather means the opposite of that, if it has any meaning at all. "more proportionally" is not mentioned in the source either (on the contrary it says they adolesce by the age of 6-8 years and become too strong by this age to be controlled by human force). therefore i suggest removing the misleading word "proportionally" and replace it with something more straightforward like, "faster and stronger". 176.63.176.112 (talk) 10:58, 23 October 2016 (UTC).

Longevity[edit]

The article reads: "Chimps live about 33 years for males, 37 years for female, in the wild". This is sourced to Baker (2000), but that article actually gives those numbers as maximum ages at Gombe, not typical ages as we are implying. 69.54.6.123 (talk) 18:30, 18 February 2017 (UTC)