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Old 01-21-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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There is a weird animal (mammal) that has almost a human like face - creepy. I can't for the life of me think of what it's called.

Anyone know what animal this is? It's driving me nuts.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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I wouldn't call it "weird", but the mammal (primate) most resembling a human is the Bonobo. Along with Chimpanzees, which reportedly share over 98% of our DNA, Bonobos are our closest living relative.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:54 AM
 
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I wouldn't call it "weird", but the mammal (primate) most resembling a human is the Bonobo. Along with Chimpanzees, which reportedly share over 98% of our DNA, Bonobos are our closest living relative.
I don't think it was a primate. I know that I said it was a mammal but maybe it was a bird? I remember seeing pictures of these animals when I was a kid and it really made an impression on me.

Last night my son asked me what the weirdest animal on the planet is and I immediately thought of those creatures. I just can't remember what the heck they are called! I never actually studied about them, just saw the pics - the name is right there but just won't come to me. Aargh. So frustrating.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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The Lesula Monkey, except it had not been discovered years ago.

lesulas monkey - Bing Images
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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I don't think it was a primate. I know that I said it was a mammal but maybe it was a bird? I remember seeing pictures of these animals when I was a kid and it really made an impression on me.
Maybe it was a spider...or maybe it was a lizard? Sorry, but you may need hypnotherapy to find your answer.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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no lemur either?
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Do you remember if you were reading the bible or merline that way I can track down the source.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure it wasn't a type of monkey. It wasn't a lizard or a bug.

I've tried looking around on the internet but I haven't found it, yet. Sorry I can't be any more specific.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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Do you remember if you were reading the bible or merline that way I can track down the source.
I'm pretty sure I was reading a nature book, maybe an encyclopedia of some sort. This was roughly 35 some years ago...
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure I was reading a nature book, maybe an encyclopedia of some sort. This was roughly 35 some years ago...

you're pretty sure but you aren't 100% sure. so it isn't a primate, it isn't a bug or reptile. was it an animal with different animal parts with a human face?
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