I'm writing a book, and a a portion of it involves a society of humanzees. Now, is there any plausible way that a hybrid (such as a humanzee) could procreate either with one another, or with their father/mother species? I apologize for my lack of understanding of biology, any help would be much appreciated!
This is a hypothetical scenario which I think could be compared in parallel to hybrids like a mule (offspring of a male donkey and a female horse) or a hinny (offspring of a male horse and a female donkey) or zebroids (reference). In the case of the fertility of mules on wikipedia it is stated that
with examples being given as
In the case of a hinny fertility is much more rare but there is a documented case on Wikipedia
The wikipedia page on hybrids will also be of interest in your research. In short, hybrids can procreate and give birth in rare cases. However, I wouldn't vouch on the survivability of the offsprings. Since your work is fictional, it is entirely left to your discretion on that topic. Btw, humazee or humzee makes a more intriguing name maybe. Good luck with the book.
Recent genetic analysis of human DNA shows neanderthal ancestry, so inter-species breeding to produce reproductively viable offspring (humanderthals?) appears to be possible - at least between species of the same genus. But with Homo sapiens being the only extant species in the genus Homo you'd be really stretching the boundaries of plausibility to have a human/ape or human/monkey hybrid.