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When Apes Conquered Europe

It wasn’t quite Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but between 23 million and 5 million years ago in the Miocene Epoch, apes occupied all of Europe. The massive migration was the direct result of Africa’s climate becoming drier and experiencing more seasonal variations. Today, the apes live only in small pockets of Asia and Africa. So what happened to the apes in Europe? PBS Eons gives us the answers.

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