17 April 2008

Not so unlike me

I tend to be seriously conflicted about our fellow great ape clade members in zoos; even these guys, who diverged something like 30 Myears back.

On the one hand, warm, well fed, and safe. On the other hand, even the quite large and carefully planned enclosure isn't as big as a single large tree in their native habitat, and, well, the facial recognition wetware in my brain goes off. This is a creature not so unlike me.

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