What It's Like To Chat With A Chimpanzee

Dr. Lisa Heimbauer talks about language-trained chimpanzee Panzee who understands more than 130 English language words.

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Matt King Jeff J Mitchell David Silverman William Vanderson Ian Waldie Cameron Spencer
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