Against all odds, the great apes have hung on in remote pockets of the world into the 21st century. Their fate will decided in the remainder of the century, as we grapple with large scale environmental changes that threaten our own lives as well.
We've developed this language which has enabled us to talk about things that aren't present. We are in a position to understand our relation to the rest of the planet. And I think that's what's makes us different.