Did You Know that Orangutans Share 97% of Their DNA with Humans!?

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The orangutan shares 97% of its DNA code with humans, making it a very close relative. Dwelling in the forests of Borneo, this incredible animal has adapted to its environment by evolving extra-long arms and curved bones perfect for its tree-dwelling habitat.

This video clip by Brian Cox of the BBC explains the orangutan’s DNA, which features over three billion letters, and how DNA functions as the building blocks of life. Incredible!


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