Humans are animals. Unique animals with highly elaborated brains who evolved into tool-using beings with emotions, morality, culture and society. We also have a wonderful trait that other animals lack. We try to personify animals. People adore looking for human attributes in their pets and well as wildlife animals. It helps us better understand creatures we can’t talk with. Here’s why these 3 adorable animals you’ll meet soon have made the Internet explode. They are so human-like or, to be honest, people desperately need them to be human-like.
Jelani, the Selfie-Loving Gorilla
Visitors of Louisville Zoo, Kentucky, have an opportunity to witness a one-of-a-kind interaction between humans and animals that gives the Planet of the Apes movies an unexpected twist. You will be amazed how intelligent and curious animals are when you stumble upon Jelani – a silver-back 330-pound gorilla who is fond of looking at pictures of other gorillas on zoo-goers’ smart-phones. It’s mesmerizing that the 18-year old animal seems to enjoy exactly what human teenagers adore – swiping through photo libraries of his friends, looking for the most interesting and brightest pics and, naturally, posing for selfies himself. While teenagers are sometimes anti-social, it is the connection with humans that matters most for Jelani. He has strong bounds with two-legged creatures, and some people come every week to share new images with the simian selfie fan.