If you watch Youtube a lot or if you are an ape, bonobos or animal lover, then there are 99% of the chances that you know about the genius of an ape – Kanzi.
There is no denying that Kanzi is perhaps the most intelligent and wise bonobo that they have been teaching and studying at the Ape Cognition and Conservative Initiative (ACCI), formerly known as the Great Ape Trust. The case of Kanzi proves that many other apes, especially bonobos, have a huge potential of learning language and other things that specifically us humans do.
I personally believe that the apes had the same potential as us homo sapiens sapiens in terms of the advancement, they just went another way than us.
I personally believe that it is easier to teach the Apes African Sign Language than the American Sign Language, and they just need to give it a try to verify my point. I have already written to Sue Savage Rumbaugh regarding this and I really hope that she takes some action.
Many evolution deniers use the Apes having a different vocal tract as an excuse and proof to deny the evolution as a myth and then when the same evolution deniers are asked to pronounce some Arabic or French words and being unable to do so, they are told by people like me that a couple of thousand years of evolution can do so much to you , wonder what difference did the millions and millions of years could have made.
I really applaud Dr Sue Savage Rumbaugh for her extreme hard work, patience and effort but I also think that she should take action against the trolls that are making the videos of Kanzi talking to humans and apes viral. These are all fake videos creating using deepfakes technology and people making fun of a great ape like Kanzi using this technology must be punished for doing so.