A Gorilla Born Without Pigmentation On The Hand Reminds Us How Much We Have In Common With These Animals

Despite the title of “human beings”, we too belong to the animal kingdom . Even if we often tend to forget it, differentiating ourselves from the fauna and species of which it is composed, the reality is that we too, after all, are animals to all intents and purposes. Our evolution and thinking ability differs from many other creatures on Earth, yet we all know who our ancestors are and from whom we descend : just them, the monkeys . Even if today our appearance appears very different from theirs, a specimen born with a particular condition has put us in front of the evidence: we are much more alike than we thought

In front of certain images it is impossible to ignore it and not grasp the obvious truth: even if we consider ourselves the most developed species on the planet, our origins do not lie. The human being comes from monkeys and one of them has shown us how, in reality, our similarities still survive today, in spite of evolution. The Atlanta Zoo , in Georgia, America, decided to share an impressive shot that soon went around the web and around the world. The image speaks for itself and perfectly shows what we have said so far.

Anaka , the gorilla in the photograph, highlights the physical characteristics that, it seems, we continue to share with our ancestors. In 2019, this specimen turned six in the garden of the US zoo where he lives, earning a small party in his honor organized by the staff of the facility. Numerous photos were taken during the event, which immortalized Anaka, arousing great  amazement on the web.

The reason is evident and there for all to see: the primate was in fact born with a particular characteristic, namely a lack of pigmentation on one hand . The shot that portrays this detail up close clearly shows how extremely similar his limb is to that of humans , including the nails .

According to the most important studies , our genetic similarity is equal to 98%: an impressive percentage, which in this case appears more than evident. Not only do we share aesthetic characteristics , but also cerebral ones, reminding us, if we’ve ever forgotten it, where we come from, but above all from whom.

In addition, zoo employees explained that this particular specimen seems to exhibit more typically human behavior than other gorillas.
Don’t you find this image really revealing?

via Zoo Atlanta


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