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Are humans animals?

If not part of the Animal Kingdom, then what are we?
I know we aren't part of the Plant Kingdom.

While it may sound unappealing to our "civilized" senses to accept, its no less true that homo sapiens are mammals and are advanced forms of primate, which does place us as members of the Animal Kingdom. We don't have to behave like baboons or rabid dogs to still be part of the Animal Kingdom.


Asked by Zoeyis at 7:42 AM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Most definitley. An advanced brain is certainly an amazing adaptation, but what about all the incredible things plants and animals can do? Seriously, trees can live forever, maybe they are the perfect life form.

    Answer by Shanna84 at 7:54 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Yes, scientifically speaking...we certainly are part of the animal kingdom. I do believe though that we ARE different. We have the ability of rationalizing, & free will. Animals survive off instinct. Some animals, such as dogs & monkeys have the ability to mentally process things differently than some other animals. They are smarter. But, although they have the ability to learn, they cannot rationalize or weigh options like Humans can. We're just a super smart species & getting smarter. We evolve much faster than any other animal on earth. We also have the ability to be spiritual & believe in higher power. I believe we're just the most evolved species of this earth, but we're still animals.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 7:53 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • we didn't evolve from monkeys. We do share DNA with Apes, however and I do feel we share a common ancestor with apes. Not monkeys, though, which are a different type of animal from apes.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:12 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • We are mammals. The way people are so cruel to each other and try to steal from each other and hurt each other, I see we are animals.

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 8:31 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • According to this we are.

     Yes, humans are animals.


    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:51 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • yeah we are animals. we are not much different from all the other animals out there and we have a lot of the same instincts that they have.

    if you watch animals behave the way they normally do. you can tell they are like us just a little more fee, because animals in the wild don't have others trying to control then and everything they do.

    Answer by oldfashionSAHM at 7:56 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • We "rule" because that meteor hit the planet and wiped out most of the former "rulers" 65 million yrs ago. If it had missed, we wouldn't be here.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:14 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Yes we are.

    Answer by beeky at 8:30 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • We are animals

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:36 AM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Yes, we are. We are mammals.

    Answer by poptart0325 at 9:40 AM on Oct. 14, 2010