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Are We Even Related To The Gorillas

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On encountering the gorillas, their resemblance might make you ask a question whether these species aren’t just a hairy form of the human race. The behavior and appearance of apes like the gorillas and the chimpanzees is greatly similar to ours. This has led scientists to change their perspective on these creatures. Previously they were considered entirely separate from the humans but after discovering the level of development of their brains and the similarity in their body framework to ours, scientists are forced to reconsider their view on these species.

In terms of genetic composition, Chimps are the closest of any animal to the human race with a genetic similarity of 98.8% of nuclear DNA. The gorillas are second in line and they have been discovered to have 98.4% genetic similarity of nuclear DNA with the humans. The mitochondrial DNA between gorillas and humans changes substantially faster than the nuclear DNA but this difference is not so significant and can be compensated by the great similarity in the nuclear DNA. Gorillas have 89.7% of the mitochondrial genetic composition of humans while the more related chimpanzees have 91.2%.

Gorillas and chimpanzees like humans do not have tails. Although the chimps are the closest to humans in terms of genetic relationship, the gorillas’ body makeup resembles the human body form in a better way. The gorillas live the largest part of their lives on the ground rather than high in the trees and this makes them the longest ground dwellers of all the wild primate species. You will also be fascinated at the appearance of the gorillas’ fingers; they are exactly identical to the human fingers, only darker and larger; and every gorilla has a unique fingerprint like humans do.

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