What good could it do to look at an orangutan, or a chimpanzee hand? It’s not just understanding how similar they are to us, with an almost identical genetic code, nor that nails are one of the distinguishing features of some primates, not even that they have similar palm hands – it’s a feeling that I want to send out to you. Take a few seconds and look at these pictures – look at their hands. Then look at your hands; let it sink in.

Orangutan Hand.

Gorilla Hand.


Chimpanzee hand.

Bonobo hand.



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