Gigantopithecus Was a Giant Ape, What If It Were Still Alive?

Date: 2022-02-07 16:34:03


Gigantopithecus is an extinct genus of ape. It was enormous in size, a real-life Goliath of an ape. It existed until 300,000 years ago, and might’ve weighed up to 1,000 pounds. Just imagine an ape THAT big chasing you in a tropical forest. You’d probably think he was eager to devour you. But those huge species were fruit-eaters. So they wouldn’t cause you any harm.

But what if Gigantos lives nowadays? Would they get protection and survive just like pandas do? Or maybe they’d even help us uncover some of the secrets of the past… Homo Sapiens had many descendants that simply vanished with evolution. If Gigantos lived now, we could learn so much about ourselves.


Running in the jungle 00:00
Gigantopithecus 01:06
Why it went extinct 01:50
Herbivores 02:30
Footprints 04:08
A rumble 05:17
Giganto’s real 05:37
Possible scenario 06:44

CC BY-SA 4.0 :
Representación ideal del Gigantopithecus blackii: By Concavenator,
Das Filmmonster “King Kong” als Darstellung eines Gigantopithecus im Museum “Tor zur Urzeit” in Brügge: By Siegbert Brey,
A replica of a Gigantopithecus jaw on display in the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History’s Diversity of Life exhibits: By Jonathan Chen,

Gigantopithecus lower jaw (cast) from the Cenozoic of eastern Asia. Public display, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, Ohio, USA: By James St. John – , CC BY 2.0 ,
Restoration of Gigantopithecus blacki as appeared at “Gigants” exhibition in the Czech Republic, 2014: By Michal Maňas, CC BY 4.0 ,
Orangutan – Colchester Zoo, Colchester, Essex, England – Monday May 12th 2008: By Keven Law from Los Angeles, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 ,

This is a comparison graph comparing the hight of a 1.8 meter tall human male with Gigantopithecus species: By Discott, CC BY-SA 3.0 ,
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