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Why Can’t Chimpanzees Speak?

Chimpanzees are very smart animals, so why can’t they speak? Tara is here to explain how a gene mutation allows humans to speak, but not chimps.

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“If humans are genetically related to chimps, why did our brains develop the innate ability for language and speech while theirs did not?”

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