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Please take pity on me and tell me the difference between apes and monkeys!

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motherinferior Tue 03-May-05 14:02:14

I am becoming obsessed with this, ever since the Inferiorettes borrowed a Chimp and Zee book from our local library. The authors are clearly confused, as they think C&Z are monkeys when as any fule kno (any fule who has read Mr Pratchett anyway) you never call an ape a monkey. And C&Z have tails, as well, chimps don't do they and/or do other apes? They're all primates, right, but I can't google Primates anyway because I get the Archbishop of Canterbury (who is an ape, obviously, not being a creationist) and if I google Monkeys I get some v dodgy websites so please someone tell me because I really should be getting on with some non-animal related work!

mears Tue 03-May-05 14:04:19

does this help?

duster Tue 03-May-05 14:04:50

Monkeys have tales.
Apes don't.

That's all I know.

marialuisa Tue 03-May-05 14:05:27

I think DH explained it as monkeys have tails, apes don't to DD.

C&Z not allowed here though.

Tinker Tue 03-May-05 14:06:26

Any good?

Tinker Tue 03-May-05 14:06:56

Snap mears

JoolsToo Tue 03-May-05 14:07:28

the monkeys are a singing group

motherinferior Tue 03-May-05 14:07:41


C&Z have a certain charm but I think we won't be borrowing them again.

clary Tue 03-May-05 14:09:16

You see now MI, there is a comprehensive answer to your query. And I have learned something too.

handlemecarefully Tue 03-May-05 14:19:52

What about alligators and crocodiles? What's the difference there?

NotQuiteCockney Tue 03-May-05 14:24:57

\link{\Alligators and crocodiles).

NotQuiteCockney Tue 03-May-05 14:25:25

Alligators and crocodiles

handlemecarefully Tue 03-May-05 14:34:13

Thanks very much Notquitecockney

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