Democratic Republic of the Congo


Bili Ape - Mystery Chimpanzee or Gorilla

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Sometimes referred to as the “bondo mystery ape”, the Bili ape is a species of giant chimpanzee that was long believed to be merely a myth. Inhabiting the Bili forest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the giant chimp has the appearance, behavior, and diet of a common chimpanzee, but often nests on the ground like a gorilla, and approaches the immense size of a gorilla (not as heavy but much taller than other chimps).

 

 

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