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In 2017, several monkey photos appeared on a famous social platform, causing a sensation in the technology world.
After scientists have identified this monkey as a hybrid and does not belong to any species, it is shocking that this hybrid monkey can give birth to offspring.
You know, hybrid animals are not able to give birth, the appearance of this monkey, completely broke the cognition of scientists, only to find out after research, all these are human sins.
So why are these monkeys able to give birth? What does all this have to do with human beings?
A rare phenomenon of hybridization
In the Pacific Ocean of Southeast Asia, there is the island of Borneo, which is famous for its large size and variety of flora and fauna, attracting many people.
A photographer also came to admire, he found that the scenery of this island is different, took a lot of photos in one breath, posted on social platforms, he would never have thought that this accidental behavior involved a series of shocking secrets.
Not long after the photos were sent, many people pointed out that the monkey on one of the photos was very weird, and as for why it was weird, it was because this monkey was different from all other monkeys, and it didn't seem to belong to any one species.
This also attracted the attention of many scientists, who immediately determined that the monkey in the photo was indeed a completely new species, different from all other monkey characteristics, and the whole biological world was excited because no new species had been discovered for a long time.
Many scientists learned of this situation and began to study the mysterious monkey, the identity of the mysterious monkey was gradually revealed, one scientist proposed that the monkey's face and the other two local monkeys are barely similar, so they conducted in-depth research.
The mysterious monkey's cheeks are partially gray, the nose is small and round, and the silver leaf monkey in the local jungle also has such a round little nose, and its facial contour is also very similar to the proboscis monkey, but unfortunately, the face of the mysterious monkey is different from the two monkeys, and the research has stagnated.
But then scientists tracked down and found that the mysterious monkey was a hybrid offspring of proboscis monkey and silver langur, and the monkey's origin was finally determined.
In fact, there are many hybridization phenomena in real life, and common mules and other species in life are produced by hybridization, but these hybridized species have one thing in common, that is, they cannot give birth and cannot produce offspring.
A few years later, when people noticed the mysterious monkey again, they unexpectedly found that it had given birth to offspring, which is very different from the situation of other hybrid animals, and even rare in the world.
So what's going on here?
Very early on, there was a concept of reproductive isolation in the biological world, that is, there was a kind of reproductive isolation between different species, which made it impossible for different species to mate, and even if they copulated, they could not produce offspring normally.
In this way, people are even more confused, silver leaf monkey and proboscis monkey hybrid to produce this mysterious monkey, according to the laws of nature, mysterious monkey can not give birth, but this mysterious monkey is an exception.
In fact, a similar situation has occurred before, the most common mule in life is the hybrid offspring of horses and donkeys, as the largest number of oldest hybrid species, mules have many records of giving birth to offspring before.
Henan once reported a similar incident, a peasant family mule gave birth to offspring, and the little mule was born in good condition, did not show signs of dying or weakness.
As soon as the news got out, people did not believe that the mule would give birth, which attracted villagers from all over the village to come and watch, but seeing is believing, and after seeing the mule with their own eyes, people also had to believe this fact.
From a biological point of view, in fact, mules have a chance to give birth to offspring, but the probability is very small, and the chance of survival of offspring is also very small, but under such a huge base, mules give birth to offspring more and more, not only in the mainland of the mainland, but also in the international community.
This has forced many encyclopedia sites to be deleted, originally marked because reproductive isolation cannot produce offspring, but due to more and more examples, now the encyclopedia website has been changed to: mules are fertile, but most cases are very weak.
So for the mysterious monkey to give birth to offspring, scientists have to think of the mule situation, that is, the reproductive isolation of silver langurs and proboscis monkeys has been broken!
In this way, it will have a huge impact on the island of Borneo, at least the monkey population within the island, will be completely chaotic, just imagine, different monkeys on the island interbreed wantonly, resulting in many strange species, which will be devastating to the local ecological environment.
This immediately attracted the attention of the government and scientists, and they began to investigate the cause of this phenomenon, wanting to completely solve the problem from the root cause, but did not expect that this investigation found a big problem, and the root cause of this phenomenon turned out to be human beings themselves.
It turns out that the silver langur and the proboscis monkey originally belong to two creatures, which have lived on the island of Borneo millions of years ago, living in different areas with each other, each with its own place, and has always existed independently of each other.
In this way, the two monkeys have lived together safely for millions of years, and there has never been a similar accident, and this balance has gradually been disrupted with the emergence of humans, and since the emergence of humans, the living environment of monkeys has become more and more difficult.
Borneo is full of primeval forests and should have been a paradise for monkeys, but with the discovery of Borneo, humans began to exploit the island's resources, and since the 19th century, many private mine owners have illegally exploited the island's resources.
Later, after the island was divided into national boundaries, several Southeast Asian countries also joined the ranks of exploitation, oil, coal ore and other resources were exploited in large quantities, because the original reserves were not abundant, soon production began to decline.
So people began to carry out other production activities, Borneo is located in the tropics, people began to grow some tropical crops here, but the available arable land is limited, and the only option to reclaim wasteland is to destroy the primary forest.
The most significant impact of the destruction of the primary forest is that the living space of the monkeys has been greatly compressed, and the paradise that was once free and comfortable, but now due to the reduction of forest area, the territory has begun to be greatly reduced, so that the territory between different monkey groups will inevitably overlap and overlap.
Silver langurs and proboscis monkeys collide together because of this, the territory of the two groups overlaps, the proboscis monkeys are tall and strong, compared to other monkeys have obvious advantages, and the silver langurs are relatively very petite, in this case, the silver langurs are unable to resist at all, and they complete mating under the compulsion of the proboscis monkeys.
The two monkeys accidentally crossed because of human activities, and as this situation increased, the number of hybrid offspring became more and more numerous, until finally there was a hybrid offspring that could reproduce, that is, the monkey that scientists had previously discovered.
Humans have become uninvited guests
From this small example, it is not difficult to see that human production and life have had a huge impact on other populations, and at the same time caused great harm to the ecological environment.
There are many more such things, and human beings often act inadvertently, and have caused irreversible damage.
For example, in the matter of releasing fish, the mainland has issued relevant laws for this reason, which clearly stipulates that animals are not allowed to be released at will, and if they are to be released, they must be registered and assessed through the Forestry Administration and other relevant agencies before they can be released.
But in fact, it is still difficult to ban the release of chaos, and many people have bought food fish from the market or ornamental fish with the mentality that releasing animals can increase merit, and put the fish in the nearby river pond with great interest, full of joy and feeling that they have done a good deed.
As everyone knows, this kind of accidental release of fish may bring disaster to other creatures in the pond, the mainland has appeared many times, before, Henan Ruzhou has spent a lot of effort to search for an alligator eel, and even had to drain the water in the lake, just because a citizen released an alligator eel.
Crocodile eels belong to large fierce fish, will actively attack all the fish encountered, belongs to the world's top ten freshwater fierce fish, very harmful, but this fish is very cute when young, so it is loved by many people, is used as a pet or as an ornamental fish.
As this fish grows, their appetite grows, their food intake becomes very amazing, and at the same time it becomes fierce, even attacking humans, and naturally, to avoid trouble, these fish will be released back into the river.
Since there are no natural enemies of these fish on the mainland, these fish can run amok in the water, not only occupying the living space and food of native fish, but even attacking native fish, posing a great threat to the native fish on the mainland.
Even the Yangtze River is not immune, according to the survey, the number of exotic fish in the Yangtze River basin has reached more than 30 species, which will also bring unpredictable impact on the ecology of the Yangtze River, and many rare fish on the mainland may become extinct because of this, which are caused by humans.
When not affected by humans, ecosystems are in a delicate dynamic equilibrium, and even if occasional unexpected events occur, ecosystems will use their regulatory capacity to gradually recover and regulate.
But if this kind of accident and destruction exceeds a certain limit, then the ecological environment will also change dramatically, and once this balance is broken, then nature will fight back, bringing devastating disasters to mankind.
The most interesting is the greenhouse effect, since human beings gradually master machinery and chemistry, the emission of harmful gases and carbon dioxide to the outside world has been increasing, which directly leads to global warming, will bring a blow to the entire human race.
As temperatures rise, Arctic glaciers will melt, rising global sea levels, and may even inundate some island nations, and some countries at lower altitudes may face extinction.
With the melting of ancient ice, hundreds of thousands of years old ancient viruses refrigerated in glaciers may be seen again, because they have never been exposed to such viruses, modern people have no resistance to this ancient virus.
We do not know what kind of blow humanity will face after the resurrection of viruses in these glaciers, but what is certain is that ancient viruses such as plague and the Black Death once claimed the lives of half of the local people, and the ancient viruses in the glaciers will only surpass.
Nowadays, people cut down forests in large quantities, wantonly discharge sewage and harmful gases, are all human mistakes, these mistakes will eventually become disasters, all returned to human beings.
As a species in the ecological environment, human beings should reasonably coexist with other species, but for the sake of interests and selfish desires, people even destroy the environment on which they live, and proudly believe that human beings are the masters of the world.
In fact, human sabotage has long left the world scarred, and if there is no repentance, then destruction is only a matter of time.
Taking this opportunity, I hope that people can establish a sense of environmental protection, start from themselves, and at the same time abide by the laws of nature, avoid the extinction of other species due to human reasons, and bring blows to the entire ecological environment.