Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
We Are Primates by BenHeine We Are Primates by BenHeine
© Ben Heine || Facebook || Twitter ||

This is dedicated to Charles Darwin and his theory of Natural Selection. The keywords are from left to right, top to bottom: Evolution, Biology, Apes, Life, Genes, Natural Selection, Specimen, Mutations, Homo Sapiens, Species, Extinction, Animal, Past, Ancestors, Hominoids, Future, Robots, Origin, Organisms, DNA, Cells, Reproduction, Darwin, Humans, Primates, Brain, Knowledge, Monkeys, Science.

I especially wanted to insist on the words written in a bigger size...

For more information about my artwork:

Baby Chimps are as Bright as Human Infants

An article by Jack Grimston

Chimpanzees have long been known for their ability to mimic humans. Now scientists have found that baby chimps’ mental development can even be more advanced than children of the same age.

At nine months, the animals are just as curious and capable of recognising carers and familiar objects as the average baby. When compared with infants kept in isolated conditions in orphanages, the animals are even more advanced.

The scientists who carried out the research believe their research also provides valuable evidence that chimpanzees, like humans, thrive on social interaction. The more intimate their contact with their carers, the faster their brains develop.

Chimpanzees share about 96% of their DNA with humans. An adult chimp’s level of intelligence has been likened to that of a three-year-old child.

The new research shows that in their early lives, they develop along similar lines to people before humans race ahead.

“Nursery-reared chimpanzees . . . exhibited distress (screaming and crying) in those episodes when they were separated from their favourite caregiver and . . . [touched their toys] when their favourite caregiver was present,” says the study by scientists at Portsmouth University and Leiden University, Holland.

The researchers reached their conclusions, published in the journal Developmental Psychobiology, after analysing the care records of a group of chimpanzees kept at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. This included observations of their curiosity and powers of recognition.

The chimps were reared by humans after being rejected by their mothers. One group was given 4-5 hours a day of individually tailored “mothering” while the other chimps were given more basic human care.

The scientists found that the cognitive performance at nine months of those which had received the extra care was significantly better than the other group. They also outperformed infants in orphanages in Greece and Romania and were similar to a typical American baby.

The researchers believe the findings suggest the primates are close enough to humans when they are very young to be used as models to conduct experiments with different types of human childrearing.

Primate experts endorsed the findings.

“They are extremely social animals like human beings were hundreds of thousands of years ago. They are tribal.”

“Chimpanzees and orangutans have similar development to humans cognitively - physically they are leaps and bounds ahead,” said Alison Cronin, who runs the Monkey World rescue centre near Wareham, Dorset.

“They leap around and grip far earlier than a human. They cling to their mothers when humans are still being carried.

“They learn quickly that they are the centre of the group. They realise early what they should and should not reach out and touch.”

Many scientists believe some primates are even more intelligent than chimps. A Harvard study in 2007 found that orangutans and gorillas had the greatest power to learn and solve problems of all animals.

There is growing research about how the intelligence of primates is fostered by social contact. A group of orangutans in Sumatra was recently found teaching one another to make tools, play jumping games and blow kisses. The animals also folded leaves to make rain hats and roofs for their beds.


The above article appeared on

PS: FYI, I also made these 2 other text portraits:

Michael Jackson

Usain Bolt

Add a Comment:

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

Great-5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
> Portrait of a chimp comparing chimps to humans
> Other two portraits are of black people

SoopaDerpcat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Isn't the definition of any group of animals more or less arbitrary? The "turning points" are usually something that's just generally agreed up. Almost all animal classes share a lot of features with the class "below" them. For example, it's thought that very early mammals were probably more or less exactly like reptiles but gave live birth, had a bit of hair and nursed their young. If humans were derived from primates, obviously they would inherit a lot of primate characteristics. There are, however, various major differences
Mirai-Ikusa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No tarsal break. That's not the only difference. The classification as primates is a late 19th century assumption continued by Darwinists despite contradicting evidence, particularly DNA analysis which the original Darwinist theoreticians didn't have access to. Humans are something else, a split further away. In any case, human fossils are extremely rare, and whole skulls (etc...) even rarer. Eventually, this reality will creep into the mainstream of science but changes are usually very slow - generally have to wait for the older "esteemed" peers to drop dead from old age before any new concepts are allowed proper study.
livdrummer Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Sienchin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Like your work like the concept we are one small step outa
the Jungle Primates we are
JackLeChuck Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Sub-humans aka imperfect humans use only 10% of their brains - who wants to evolve into a sub-human? When CHRIST ALMIGHTY fires up the other 90% first their is advancement thru' GENIUS, then elevation into GODHEAD.

Get fired up and realize only demons evolve by fucking reptiles & monkeys to take flesh, so as to pretend to become humans - as sub-humans or human simulacra they rape, murder, torture in the form of atheistic psychopaths.

Real humans take flesh of His flesh, bone of His bone - thank Christ!
VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a myth you crackpot
christinegeier Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   General Artist
good idea, I like that!
JAE462 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
OTKMan1995 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the chimpanzees expression
it seems as if he's happy
I love this artwork
alot of people wouldn't agree
but i say to hell with that
I believe,someday,when humans are no longer around,that Chimpanzees or other primates will take our place
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Writer
CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Salute to Charles Darwin!
OregonArtTeacher Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
I always do like your mixing of news, politics, and art, Ben. Nice work.
Ahmedqatar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
As always :clap:
mtsofan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing stuff, Ben!
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank u John
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Writer
Not only does this send an ample message, but the monkey is so CUTE!! ^_^
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
:) thanks for the feedback Garrison
Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Writer
You're welcome, Benny boy! :)
inObrAS Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
:thumbsup::nod: Cool!
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks Andrei!
sorrowdiess Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is just awesome! I really love this works with letters, i liked the idea of Brain Storm in here. And black & image gives the last touch! Congrats my dear friend!
BenHeine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks Tiago
sorrowdiess Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome
Add a Comment:
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 700 × 752


Submitted on
September 8, 2009
Image Size
328 KB


144 (who?)