Closely resembling human beings, the apes are the second most intelligent living organisms after human beings. It is actually believed that humans evolved from apes. The apes follow extreme social life and express different emotions. They can learn from their surroundings and communicate with each other. Chimpanzees have been known to use tools to better their lives. Apes also construct their own homes and can learn complex tasks. They are also capable of learning other languages including human languages. Their DNA is very close to the human DNA. Some people actually find it rude to refer to apes as animals.