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Ok...no bashing here, this is an honest inquesry. I have an assignment on Darwin due and need to know if Gorillas and Chimps can interbreed. I want to say the answer is no, but I have been unable to find any information online. So please help! Does anyone out there know FOR A FACT if chimps and gorillas can interbreed? Please add references. Thanks ladies!

 
TheDragn01

Asked by TheDragn01 at 10:24 PM on Feb. 15, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • http://home.clara.net/rfthomas/papers/bili.html
    http://www.messybeast.com/genetics/hybrid-primates.htm

    Just a couple things I found. Basically it is believed to be possible, but not known cases or proof from what I could find...
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:24 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • I'm pretty sure that they can't successfully breed, but I have no official info. Sorry and good luck!
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:58 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • http://www.primates.com/misc/mystery-ape.html
    This is all I could find. I guess no one has tried to crossbreed so it isn't fact one way or the other.
    Faye-Tula

    Answer by Faye-Tula at 11:05 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • not for fact, but why not? they both are from the monkey species.... if they can breed a lion and tiger together why not a gorilla and chimp?
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 11:09 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • If we can make a "Liger", why not a "Chilla" or a "Gimp".
    m0mmy0f3nenaz

    Answer by m0mmy0f3nenaz at 11:23 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

  • IMO I don't think they can, it seems to me that it would be like trying to breed a cat with a lion or a chihuahua with a wolf? IDK it just seems "not possible"
    Gigi1969

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 12:27 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Thanks ladies for all your help! I really appreciate it!
    TheDragn01

    Answer by TheDragn01 at 1:38 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

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