“If we descended from apes, how come apes are still here?” What’s wrong with this picture?
Well nothing or pretty much everything – depending on what you think it shows.
If you see it as man evolving over millions of years from ape-like ancestors, you’re right. But if you see it as a picture of how modern monkeys change into people, that’s probably why you may ask the question:
“If we descended from apes, how come apes are still here?”
According to the paleontologists who wrote the most recent list of "begats" from the first Man to us survivors, Modern man, a great flood out of Africa saved only us, as the other 22 species disappeared in a mass Extinction of ape-men:
The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans by G.J.Sawyer, (Author)