Cute story, but unlikely. Man is unique in that he has ALL the 7 spinal centers which enable HIM, above all the animals, plants and minerals, to FULLY reflect the efflorescence of Being.
Yogananda has said that man's body was a 'special' creation by God, endowed with all the 7 chakra/spiritual centers. The consciousness of the most evolved animals were implanted into these special vehicles created by God, hence man's 'consciousness' evolved to its present state through all of the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms, but his present body was a special creation by God (though it didn't look like it does today--another subject). Man was given free will and chose to disobey God and began to procreate like he had as an animal, this was the fall of man from grace and the beginning of man's journey through the wheel of karma and re-birth (aka Samsara). Ever since then, man has been trying to regain Paradise Lost; if I understand the story correctly.......:-) The Lake of Fire and eternal damnation Jesus spoke of is the 'curse' of death and re-birth, Reincarnation, which the Buddha spoke of as the wheel of suffering. For until man regains fully his identity with Spirit he is doomed to wander the earth in search of redemption and liberation.