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  • verb communicate by hooting and panting, as of primates


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  • In the silence that follows, I can just hear the distinctive pant-hoot of our middle chimp, Anton, from upstairs.

    Tim Dowling: A writer wronged

  • Using a match-to-sample paradigm, Parr and colleagues have shown that chimpanzees recognize at least five different facial expressions: bared-teeth display, scream, pant-hoot, play face, and relaxed-lip face (Parr et al. 1998).

    Animal Cognition

  • Ask yourself how you would transcribe this pant-hoot in such a way that someone else could reproduce it by reading it from paper in the most ape-like way.



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  • "You cannot imagine how excited I was to come into contact once again with manatees. The Science Chimp's every hair stood on end, she pant-hooted and hugged herself. You see, I have an enormous soft spot for manatees, ever since having shared their space at the Amazonian Research Institute in Manaus, Brazil as a lonely college student in 1979."

    - Julie Zickefoose, 'Manatee Surprise',, 10 Dec 2008.

    December 13, 2008

  • I should put a link to her manatee blog posts because they're touching.

    Note to frogapplause: it's not a blog about manties.

    December 13, 2008

  • Darn.

    December 13, 2008

  • Heh! I knew, in fact. I owned this when I was small. School book fairs were an invaluable thing.

    December 13, 2008

  • Sarra, you've been a language nerd since forever!

    Did you ever become fluent in Chimpanzee?

    December 13, 2008

  • Does Julie have manatee idols?

    December 13, 2008

  • Bilby, you're a Zickefoose fan? Who knew? :-D

    December 15, 2008

  • No! I never met one! It would certainly have helped.

    December 16, 2008