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Fun Facts About Apes.

Humans are apes you say?

Well, according to scientists, humans are descendants of ape, so, we might as well not doubt them because there is definitely some truth to it

Oh! You don’t know what an ape is? My bad.

You see, there is this animal that looks like monkey but they are totally different. Just that they are huge, black and tall at times. Monkeys have tails but apes don’t.

Their look is much more similar to humans also. These creatures are humanities closest living relatives. They share many similarities with humans.

The gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo and orangutan are called the great apes in recognition of their comparatively large size and human-like features; the gibbons are called lesser apes.

Just like their classifications suggest, great apes are large and lesser apes are small.

Gibbons are the smallest as compared to the other categories. All apes are very social. Gibbons for example live in small family groups of two to six individuals.

Siamangs are so close that they almost never wander 30 feet(10m) apart, according to the San Diego Zoo.

Chimpanzees are the most social of them all, and live in larger communities with 15 to 120 individuals.

These creatures mostly rely on what the tree has to offer and may at times eat bugs to supplement their diet. They tend to live in jungles, mountainous areas and savannas.

Most amazing thing about ape is they are able to think logically, they have big brains just like humans and are able to make tools for communication when they are guided.

What differentiates us mostly from them is our ability to talk because whatever we do, they are also able to do it. It is said that we share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees. Intriguing, I must say.

Just like humans, they also go through gestation period between 8 to 9 months and have live births too. They are able to give birth to one or two offspring at a time. They only have babies once every 5 to 7 years.

Unlike other animals, apes take care of their young for many years. Apes also take much longer to mature than other animals. Some apes can take as long as 12 to 18 years to fully develop into an adult.

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