There are a lot of ways people try to understand and study animals. They might look at their physical features or how they behave in the wild. But what really makes humans different from other animals? Some scientists say it has to do with our ability to think and communicate symbolically. We can use language to share ideas, feelings, and experiences with each other. And we're the only species that can make plans for the future.

When most people think about animals, they think about the similarities between humans and other species. We share 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees, for example. But what many people don't know is that there are some major differences between humans and other animals, too. In this article, we'll explore some of those differences and talk about how they shape the way we live our lives.

Oh, you think you're really special, don't you? Well, scientifically, you are. Here are 13 reasons why you, being a human, we can only assume, are unique in the animal kingdom… Stay tuned!

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