If humans evolved from apes, why do apes still exist?

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The fundamental issue with this question is that there is an assumption that humans evolved from apes – but this is not the case. The simple answer is that humans did not evolve from apes: both apes, humans, and other primates evolved from a common ancestor. The common ancestor was probably more similar to apes than humans in terms of appearance. It is estimated that this lineage branched apart 8 million years ago – one branch leading to homonids (human-like), and the other branch leading to apes. This estimate varies – some arguing the split was as close as 5 million years ago, others that it was as distant as 20 million years ago.
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