When Apes Conquered Europe

  • Published on: 11 December 2018
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    Today, our closest evolutionary relatives, the apes, live only in small pockets of Africa and Asia. But back in the Miocene epoch, apes occupied all of Europe. Why aren’t there wild apes in Europe today?

    Special thanks to https://AfricanFossils.org for allowing us to use their images of Proconsul and Ekembo fossils.

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  • Chris Nelson
    Chris Nelson   55 minuts ago

    Lots of could you x replies on the comments section so I'll pipe in.How did Wales and dolphins develop a blow hole.Quote interested because it seemingly would be a difficult adaptation to take place unless one animal just by chance essentially evolved one itself that was mostly functional and passed it along.

  • TheGamingAllo 9
    TheGamingAllo 9   4 hours ago

    I would like to Learn About the Evolution of Foxes 🦊

  • TipTheScales27
    TipTheScales27   20 hours ago

    The background music makes it hard to concentrate on what you’re saying

  • Adam Honesty and decency

    Has fighting against natural selection through medical advances has made certain diseases more prevalent? THAT would be a great episode.

  • Fredrik Dunge
    Fredrik Dunge   1 weeks ago

    Ok third time I try to post this comment, why does it keep disappearing?I get you may have gotten some odd comments on this video but there's nothing inappropriate about mine:You could also have a situation where some closer relative ape migrated to Eurasia at some time after the first apes but before the dawn of man.

  • BubblewrapHighway
    BubblewrapHighway   1 weeks ago

    I just looked up what monkeys evolved from because humans came from apes, who came from monkeys and beyond that, my understanding was murky.Prosimians! Things like lemurs and bushbabies were the link between mammal and primate.

  • Alex Kieu
    Alex Kieu   1 weeks ago

    It’s cool that my ancestors and us Asians today were able to coexist with our distant cousins. Don’t forget to add that humans had lot to do with apes disappearing from Europe!

  • Jrytsray iyuk77
    Jrytsray iyuk77   2 weeks ago

    When the scientists gonna tells us who is the ampelim ,..the giant humans,...

  • Brick Animations
    Brick Animations   3 weeks ago

    Europe had a large variety of animals , now it has almost none

  • Klaus Gartenstiel
    Klaus Gartenstiel   4 weeks ago

    wait. does that mean that humans are some kind of ape? that's crazy talk!

  • Tm Kav
    Tm Kav   1 months ago

    When?? It's happening right now

  • Grimescene City
    Grimescene City   1 months ago

    All the animal's alive today are technically 500m million years worth of evolution and are the most successful of the species they represent and gene pool which is why their alive today. It's sad to think humans will decide to intervene with nature by executing an entire species but did theh know any different? I doubt it, they most likely did it out if fear.

  • Mick Jelsma
    Mick Jelsma   1 months ago

    Thanks! You have an excellent presentation here.

  • Rune Børsjø
    Rune Børsjø   1 months ago

    Oh, it's a video about the future of Europe JK :-P

  • just me
    just me   1 months ago

    I would like to see an episode about the evolution of teeth, particularly wisdom teeth.

  • Kairikey
    Kairikey   1 months ago

    I have to remind myself that the plate-tectonic changes they talked about is a slow gradual change rather than sudden spike of change like meteor or eruption

  • White Wolf
    White Wolf   1 months ago

    How in the hell you know what happened 10 million years ago stupid I don't get it

  • Mark McMillan
    Mark McMillan   2 months ago

    Where do the apes of Gibraltar fit in, I wonder.

  • Jay Seholm
    Jay Seholm   2 months ago

    every time I hear about Steve. who it this person? I would like to see this person sometime.

  • Francis Lim
    Francis Lim   2 months ago

    Many prehistoric animals living in and around the Northern Hemisphere existed because those areas were once tropical but gradually turns cool allowing them to evolve wools and thick hairs,just like us humans,the Northerners are bigger and hairier while the tropical Java man were small,apes probably disappeared from Europe because of lesser trees and migrates south into the tropics.

  • Me Too
    Me Too   3 months ago

    It all started in 2015 and is still going on. 🤢🤢

  • late esport
    late esport   3 months ago

    They lifespan is thousand years old thats why we can found homonoid fossil everywhere around the world

  • Jay Carlsen
    Jay Carlsen   3 months ago

    If it has a Midtarsal Break across the Foot , and a Sloping Forehead ? Then it was a Sasquatch.

  • Andrew Nel
    Andrew Nel   3 months ago

    It has been suggested since 1960s that humans with our hairless skin and blubber was descended from an ape that was making an aquatic transition like the ancestor of whales. Reference: Ted Talks channel.

  • spim randsley
    spim randsley   3 months ago

    Fun fact: Hominini was a branch of simians that specialized as escape artists

  • Jake Ryker
    Jake Ryker   3 months ago

    Wifi Molars... o.O I was expecting: bluetooth~

  • Michail Maris
    Michail Maris   3 months ago

    Isn't there evidence that Neanderthals evolved in Europe?

  • Jeffrey wolynski
    Jeffrey wolynski   3 months ago

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  • Don farlan
    Don farlan   3 months ago

    Looks like they be better off with no Humans in there lowcal