New Ape?

- - posted in Ancient Archives

Has a new species of great ape been discovered? Maybe. It looks to me as if it’s at most a new species of chimpanzee.

I’m deeply skeptical of the chimp-gorilla hybrid theory. It may or may not be physically or genetically possible, but I just can’t see chimpanzees or bonobos being socially compatible with gorillas. Although bonobos will have sex with anything, I don’t think that the notoriously chaste gorillas would put up with it.

Link: Mystery Ape

(Describing chimpanzees as carnivorous is a bit extreme - they can hunt and eat meat, but most of the diet is vegetable based, I think)