So yes, humans can have offspring with apes, so long as those apes are also humans. There have been limited attempts to breed humans and chimpanzees although through IVF rather than sex but nobody has managed that.
Which is probably just as well. There is a difficulty with the number of chromosomes mentioned in several other answers, although that in itself is not an absolute barrier. At some point an ancestor of ours was born with fewer chromosomes, but that ancestor must have still been able to breed with the general stock of his or her population, or we would not be here.
Several million years have passed, however, and it's likely that the intervening span of time has rendered our genomes incompatible. As for sex, I would definitely not advise it. It would be dangerous to your health and abusive to the ape. In most countries, it would also be highly illegal, and you would probably be banned from the zoo, if you lived long enough. As you might imagine, Donald Trump brought a lawsuit against Bill Maher, claiming that he had a birth certificate that absolutely proved his mother was a human being.
Interestingly enough, the case was thrown out of court. But, seriously, this cross cannot take place due to genetic differences. My question to you is, why in the world would you want such an experiment? Glenn Herman , M. To go a little deeper ha-ha: The human has a much larger penis than a gorilla, and the female gorilla might be freaked out by the appearance or the feel of the human penis. The male gorilla would not be happy with the arrangement.
His small penis is attached to a big and strong body. Ok, about those offspring. So, the problems with sex itself is minor in comparison, there is a much bigger problem with the incompatible genetics. This means that they are not capable of reproducing with each other. However, there was one example of a chimpanzee rumored to be part human, but this turned out to be false by DNA examination. It appears that humans and apes are just too far apart in their evolution to reproduce.
There are rare matings between what are believed to be closely related species such as tigers and lions called ligers. And horses and donkeys may produce a mule, but such pairings by either of these species cannot reproduce after that first generation.
Gloria Cole , Anthropologist. The definition of a species is that group which can interbreed and produce viable offspring.