Gibbons and Opera Singers

By Anupum Pant

When we picked up speaking as our form of communication several million years ago, gibbons chose singing. We got better at speaking and gibbons mastered singing. Singing like opera takes years of practice, but for gibbons it comes naturally. They are much better than us at it. Plus they do this using precise control of their vocal tract – something which was previously thought could be done by only humans.

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