Definition of pygmy chimpanzee in English:

pygmy chimpanzee


  • another term for bonobo
    • ‘Bonobos, or pygmy chimpanzees, live in the equatorial rain forests of Congo, and have an extraordinarily happy existence.’
    • ‘Do you think pygmy chimpanzees are more human than downies?’
    • ‘You see, Bonobo pygmy chimpanzees, our closest primate relatives, use sex as a means of social bonding.’
    • ‘Two at risk are great apes found only in Congo - eastern lowland gorillas and bonobos, or pygmy chimpanzees.’
    • ‘The bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee, is found only in the heart of Africa's Congo basin.’