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Rick Springfield "Rocket Science"

Feb 19, 2016
Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield's new album "Rocket Science" features two children and a chimpanzees comically portraying scientists. 


Colin McAdam: A Beautiful Truth

2013
Colin McAdam: A Beautiful Truth

Colin McAdam's 2013 novel "A Beautiful Truth" is the story of a Vermont couple who purchase a baby chimp they wish to raise in their home. The book is available with several different covers, three of which have on them a chimpanzee. One cover shows a young chimp "actor" standing bipedally, another an adult chimp sitting, and the Kindle e-reader edition features a backside view of a chimp.


Science News

Apr 7, 2012
Science News

Two chimpanzees are shown smiling in a non natural background on the cover of April's "Science News" magazine, with the caption "Creature Comfort: Evolution and the benfits of friendship."

The cover relates to an article in the magazine which discusses the importance of having social bonds, or 'friends' as they specifically mention.


Psychology Today

Oct 2011
Psychology Today

Psychology Today, in their Sept/Oct 2011 issue, used a photograph of a young chimpanzee "actor" dressed in a business suit to accompany an article on advice for executives.  The magazine also featured a photograph of a bride kissing a young chimpanzee in their January 2012 issue.


Mental Floss magazine

Sep 2011
Mental Floss magazine

In the cover story of their Money issue, primate behavioral economics research is discussed.  The cover images includes a picture of Cheetah, a chimpanzee living in California.


Texas Monthly

Jul 2011
Texas Monthly

The cover of Texas Monthly displayed a clothed, young chimpanzee as part of a story on the best and worst legislators.


Septodont

2011
Septodont

A print advertisement for Septodont featured a chimpanzee "actor," along with the quote: "Don't let the numbness of dental work make a monkey out of you."


Jon Stewart: Earth

Sep 21, 2010
Jon Stewart: Earth

Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race is the latest book by Jon Stewart, American political satirist, comedian, and host of The Daily Show. The cover of this book features Stewart sitting next to a chimpanzee "actor" named Ricky.


Jon Cohen: Almost Chimpanzee

Sep 14, 2010
Jon Cohen: Almost Chimpanzee

Almost Chimpanzee: Searching for What Makes Us Human, in Rainforests, Labs, Sanctuaries and Zoos written by Jon Cohen is a story of how a band of scientists has redrawn the genetic and behavioral lines that separate humans from our nearest cousins. The cover of the book features the backside of a chimpanzee "actor."


Hallmark Cards

2009
Hallmark Cards

For decades, Hallmark has been producing greeting cards and other giftware, featuring images of chimpanzees.  The vast majority of these images are contrived photographs of "photo prop" chimpanzees, taken in various costumes and poses.