Human/Gorilla Hybrid Infant Born in India, Being Experimented on by Scientists.
Human Gorilla Hybrid Baby called HURILLA Born in India.
The story doing rounds online in couple of versions states that Indian scientists cloned a half human, half gorilla hybrid called Hurilla and the experiments are being carried on. No, the claims about the Human Gorilla Hybrid are not facts.
Origin of Story
The actual story (not the picture in question) appeared as a ‘breaking’ news article on website now8news.com in March 2016 supposedly coming from Indian University of Science in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is said that the scientists successfully cloned a half human, half gorilla hybrid ‘Hurilla,’ weighing about 18.2 pounds and measuring 24 inches in height. However, no such university called ‘Indian University of Science’ exists in India, and more importantly, the website Now8News does not have any credible about information. They have been publishing many hoax stories, like for example, earlier they came up with a false story saying Smoking in Cars with Children is illegal starting 1 October 2016.
About the Pictures
The first picture claiming to show a human-gorilla hybrid Hurilla has been doing rounds online with few other false stories. For example, one such said it shows the first ever “Humanzee,” a cross between a Human and a Chimpanzee that was born in Guyana or Nigeria. As a matter of fact, the picture simply shows a Baby Male Gorilla that was delivered by caesarean in 2005 at Busch Gardens zoological hospital in Florida, US. The other picture of ‘Hurilla’ coming with the false story published in Now8News article (third one in Image Gallery) is Esau, a Sasquatch baby “reborn” doll, made for International Cryptozoology Museum located in downtown Portland, Maine.
To put it in short, the stories that scientists in India cloned a half Human, half Gorilla hybrid called Hurilla and also those saying the first ever “Humanzee,” a cross between a Human and a Chimpanzee was born in Guyana/Nigeria are hoaxes that originated from fake news websites.
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