Primates are more closely related to humans than any other animals on the planet. The human race started from primates, and over a long period of time, we evolved. We as a race and society have come such a long way and are constantly achieving, growing, and learning. There was a point in time where we lived completely differently than we do now. I think that if humans were able to get this far, primate societies can definetly follow behind. Author Mendes states that, “This means that we are related to other apes and that we are apes ourselves. And alongside us, the other living ape species have also evolved from that same common ancestor, and exist today in the wild and zoos.” This shows that we come from the same and can become the same.