What is difference between apes and monkeys?
Their bodies are different in other ways too: monkeys are generally smaller and narrow-chested, while apes are larger and have broad chests and shoulder joints that allow them to swing through trees (while some monkeys also have this ability, most of them are built for running across branches rather than swinging).
Is a gorilla an ape or a monkey?
Since gorillas don’t have tails (this is starting to feel like a math problem), they are classified as apes. Other apes include orangutans, chimpanzees, bili apes and bonobos. Sadly, there are only an estimated 100,000 gorillas left in the world. Closely related to humans, they share 98% of our human DNA.
Are monkeys and apes related?
Living Primates Humans are primatesa diverse group that includes some 200 species. Monkeys, lemurs and apes are our cousins, and we all have evolved from a common ancestor over the last 60 million years. Because primates are related, they are genetically similar.