02 Dec 2019
Six animals that reflect human behavior
Scientific evidence shows that the physical and behavioral traits shared by humans were originally derived from ape-like ancestors, and evolved over a period of six million years.
This is exactly the reason why many animals, whether they're your pet, or are found in the wild or the zoo, seem to act a lot like us.
Here are six animals that exhibit human behavioral traits.
Gorilla and Chimpanzee
Gorilla: These giant animals have DNA that is identical to that of humans. Furthermore, they can amaze you with their high intelligence as they are pretty good at communicating using the sign language and a varied set of facial expressions.
Chimpanzee: Although they can't speak, they can still leave you in awe with their wide range of gestures, facial expressions, and body language signs.
Sloth and Monkeys
Sloth: They are counted as one of the laziest creatures and are known for their unwillingness to work. Their extremely low metabolism makes them slow, which isn't very unlike of humans, who are often guilty of crashing down on sofa and munching mindlessly.
Monkeys: Like humans, monkeys can also identify faces. Further, studies have shown that monkeys also "stress eat", much like us.
Tamarins and Panda
Tamarins: These are small monkeys, almost about the size of a squirrel. Interestingly, these animals often enjoy eating their food in family groups, just like humans.
Panda: These cute black-and-white creatures really love cuddling and lazing around, like we all do. And guess what, they are foodies! In fact, they can spend up to 12-16 hours eating, consuming nearly 20kg bamboo in a day.