“I should imagine any difference would be discovered by scientists at home…”
Head to fork 27”. Height 41½”. Span 61”. Girth 29”. Belly 34”. Ears 3” x 1¾”. Head round chin 21¾”. Neck 12½”. Biceps 91/8”. Forearm 8¾”. Thigh 13¼”. Calf 8¾”. Hand 8¾” x 5¼”. Foot 8¾” x 5¾”.
Face slate grey, ears brown, hands and feet quite white. No bald patch, very light hairs on chin. The above beast is out of the same troop or family as No’s 449 and 450 and as the three beasts were quite different it shakes my faith as to really Black Faced Chimps or Chogas being a separate race. I have described the colour of the foregoing beasts as near as possible. And have also made minute enquiries from various natives to try and find out if they recognise more than one race of Chimp. Generally speaking it depends if the beast is large or small in build, old or young, grey hair or black hair.
The last six Chimps I have had in I have asked the native name for each beast from three or four independent natives. But they could not agree on the names, so the various native names means nothing, and I am inclined to believe them when they say Chimp vary in colour, size, size of ears, etc, etc, the same as the natives do themselves. With the amount of specimens I have obtained of all ages I should imagine any difference would be discovered by scientists at home.
Why, yes, thank you. We can take it from here. (Although, we are still working on it...)