Difference Between Man and Ape

Apes are human’s closest living relatives. And furthermore, apes and humans have more in common than most other animals due to the fact that we had common ancestors millions of years ago. This is the reason why humans and apes have features that are quite similar. Read on to explore how humans are different from apes and if we have any similarities with them.

Difference Between Ape and Man



Apes have very prominent brow ridges

The brow ridges in humans are less pronounced

Most apes have a diastema (an open space between upper incisors)

Humans do not have a diastema

Arms are longer than legs

Arms are NOT longer than legs

The vertebrate column in apes have one curve

Humans have four curves in their vertebrate column

Great toes (hallux) is opposable

Hallux is not opposable

Apes can only simple tools

Humans can make much more complex tools

Apes do not have any written language

Humans have many written languages

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