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Our Lady of the Apes

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Massimo Cappon

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Birute Galdikas, the Canadian ethologist who has dedicated eighteen years to studying and defending the Borneo orang-utans, our distant Asian cousins in the evolution story.
Orang-utan - "man of the forest".
That is the name given to these great red anthropoid apes, close relatives of the African chimpanzee and gorilla. They have the same unsettling similarities with human behaviour and expressions.
not surprising, considering that they share 99 per cent of man's genetic pool. All the difference between us and them, all our history, art and culture are contained in that one per cent of DNA.

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