Myth: People who eat Zoan fruits can talk to animals.
Fact: While this rumor is not as popular as it once was, some people still think that eating a Zoan fruit allows the user to talk to animals. This mistake is normally made because Chopper can talk to animals and humans. Though the reason for this is because he was an animal to begin with, Chopper can speak to people because spoken language is a power that comes with being human and therefore, his fruit. Although humans cannot talk to animals, many animals in One Piece often display a certain amount of human language understanding, though this is normally done for story or comic relief. In an anime filler arc there is a girl named Apis who ate a Devil Fruit that allows her to understand animals’ thoughts/feelings and talk back to them, but her fruit is a Paramecia Devil Fruit.