The lowland gorilla is usually 4 to 6 feet tall and they can weight up to 400 pounds, but the mountain gorilla can get up to 485 pounds. The Mountain gorillas live in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on green, volcanic mountains. The lowland gorillas live in the forests of central and western Africa. Gorillas are herbivores, and this goes for all the gorillas. They eat stuff such as wild celery, Shoots, Roots, Fruit, tree bark
Chimpanzee vs. Baboons Have you ever wondered which primates roam around in the wilderness? Well two of the most common animals are chimpanzees and baboons. These animals are very alike but they are also very different. Chimpanzees and baboons look nothing alike, so they don 't have any common traits. The chimps(chimpanzee)have a thick set body while the baboons have a strong torso.
It’s able to weigh up to 200 kg and reach a length of about 180-215 with a red and brown fur that covers the body like a gorilla. Skunk Ape feet are often described as being different from Bigfoot, especially in term of the foot shape and the number of toes .
Millions of years ago, primates developed in a wild post-dinosaur world and have revolutionized into the undomesticated mammals found in the subtropical regions of preset-day Africa, Asia, and South America. Primates are mammals that are characterized by having nails on the hands and feet, a short snout, flexible first digits, and a large brain. Almost all nonhuman primate species can be found in zoos all over the world. The condition of nonhuman primates in zoos are important because the mistreatment of animals is frowned upon in society and people belong to the primate order and share many characteristics with greater apes and other primates. The introduction of primates in zoos has led to advances in the health, lifespan, and animal
She will always be remembered for dedicating her life for the study of mountain gorillas and making sure that people around the world understood the problems that they have to go through on a daily basis and hoping that it would stop the poachers from hunting these magnificent apes. This book did a very good job in providing the inside scoop of how life it is for the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. Although there was one problem with the chronological order of the events listed. For instance, at one point in time she writes about a gorilla when it is in its adulthood, then she talks about its childhood, and finally its death which is very confusing. Despite this confusion, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about gorillas because illustrates a woman’s fascinating mission to rescue the gorillas and provides an interesting look at gorillas in their
Orangutans have many characteristics such as long hair, long arms, small ears, round eyes, and bare faces. Their toes and fingers are both opposable, to help them grab things and swing from trees better. Orangutans are reddish, brownish, orange. The big floppy cheeks on the orangutan are “flanges”. Male orangutans develop flanges at around 15-20 years of age.
Eucalyptus is a notoriously poor and somewhat toxic food. Over the course of millions of years, koalas developed special anatomical and physiological adaptations. The tougher diet of eucalyptus leaves caused the facial region of modern koalas to change a lot from that of their prehistoric relatives. Another thing prehistoric and modern koalas share is the ability to make loud bellows. This is based on the similarities of the middle and inner ear.
For example, ancient humans, especially those whom lived in heavily vegetated areas, may have acted much like the tamarins by staying alert in order to prevent predators from sneaking up on them. However, why might humans have shown similar behaviors as the tamarins which the howler monkey did not. Perhaps because both primate species are mostly arboreal and the main predators would be those that fly, which aren’t a real threat for howler monkeys, while humans on the other hand lived on the ground where there are many large predatory mammals. We could also expect to find similar traits that were observed in the solitary howler monkey, such as boredom/depression and repetitive behavior like pacing, in prisoners, particularly ones in solitary confinement. This is likely because humans, like most primates, are social and when we are confined or cut off from other people can affect our mental health.
These apes ride horses and use arms to violently chase and subjugate humans. Throughout the movie we can see how the organization of the apes mocks our social organization; for example, in the levels of hierarchy, the top positions are held by the same class of light skin apes: the main leader, Dr. Zaius, the priest, and the judges are all orangutans. Then come the chimpanzees, they are in the middle: the guards, and professionals like Cornelius and Zira, who need the approval of the leader before taking any action, and sometimes have to obliterate their beliefs, and do not contradict the leader in order of preserving their positions. Last and least humans, the oppressed class: creatures without any rights or benefits. The movie also addresses religious topics, and evoke times when intellectuals, scientists, and whoever questions the status quo were chased, accused of heresy and killed.