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Media: BBC Online Article on Talking Ape

Submitter: Zoe Toft

Submitter Email: zt1@soas.ac.uk
Media Body: BBC Online has posted an article on a Bonobo who may have learned to
'communicate' verbally. The article can be accessed a
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2617063.stm
and refers to an story in New Scientist.

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Issue Number: 14.32
Date Posted: January 07, 2003

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