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    Bonobo Social Behavior

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    Bonobo Species: Pan Paniscus Genus: Pan Family: Hominidae Environment: • Swamp forest near the rivers. • Primary forest grown on a firmer foundation. • Secondary forest resulting from clear-cutting. Eating habits: Fruits, leaves, pith, flowers, bark, seeds, honey, fungi, eggs, invertebrates (termites, caterpillars and earthworms) and small mammals, including shrews, flying squirrels, and small antelopes such as young duikers. However, unlike the chimpanzee, the bonobo has rarely been observed to

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    1) Introduction: Chimpanzees are considered as human’s closest living representation, possessing numerous characteristics and similarities of our genetics. Scientifically named Pan Troglodytes, they are widely classified as great apes under the Hominidae family and are one of the species in the genus Pan. Chimpanzees are only found in one continent in the world, Africa. They are distributed throughout the central and western regions of Africa, specifically Tanzania and Uganda. In a physical aspect

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    One characteristic that many people believe it distinguishes Homo sapiens from other apes like chimpanzees or bonobos is our capacity for intelligence. Another distinguishing trait is the human capacity for a full time bipedalism. So It is no accident that many anthropologists have recognized a correlation between human bipedalism and intelligence. Carl Ernst von bear once remarked “Upright posture is only the consequence of higher development of the brain”. It is hypothesized that bipedalism allowed

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    The Butcher Boys Summary

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    The Butcher Boys (1985-1986) is a sculptural installation of three half-human creatures sitting in a row made out of plaster, oil paint, animal bones, horn and wood and the three figures sits heavily on a wooden bench as can be seen in figure 1. These figures sometimes called humanoids or hominids, are made using body casts and have deep and open wounds of flesh peeled back at their spines which exposes the vertebra bones. The Butcher Boys’ (Figure 1) personalities can be seen through their posture

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    Desmond Morris

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    This Desmond Morris’s classic takes its place alongside Darwin’s The Origin of Species, presenting man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape, remarkable in his resilience, energy and imagination, yet an animal nevertheless, in danger of forgetting his origins. Desmond Morris is an English zoologist, ethologist as well as a popular author in sociobiology. He believes that man needs to be studied in exactly the same way as any other animal, and this requires patience and excellent or and proud

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    A 25 year old, Shelly, took in a hurt lion to keep in her home. Her friend, Wally, found a joey in their house and decided to raise it. Shelly kept the lion inside the and then on independence day, that same year, the lion had never heard a firework show before. When the lion heard the boom for the first time the lion was so surprised and startled that it accidentally attacked Shelly and caused her death. On the other hand, Wally had new years eve party with many people. Overwhelmed when people started

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    Although humans and monkeys are different, they are also very similar. They are probably more similar than they are different. Despite their differences, it is often said that humans were once apes, a type of monkey that within the years slowly evolved to adapt to their climate and environment. With this evolution came a lot of changes, especially physical ones. While it is not known if this is true or not, it is true that humans and monkeys are closely related. Both humans and monkeys look similar

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    Around 2.5 million years ago, the first humans began to appear. They were more sophisticated and developed than that of the great ape family. Since this evolution, both our ancestors and modern humans have felt a yearning to share personal stories. In the preface of The Storytelling Animal, Jonathan Gottschall touches on this subject by contradicting that if monkeys were left in a room with a computer they would eventually write Hamlet word for word. The human mind is obsessed with stories and

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    The Case of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker: Brad and Mary discuss the discovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker. Brad says his team and himself have found proof that the bird is in fact still alive. Mary does not believe that Brad should risk publishing the discovery to the world without great evidence. Including a list of Brad’s arguments and Mary’s responses: “A video clip clearly showing a quite large bird that has the distinctive white wing patterns of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker” - “How can you

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    Elephant Imagery

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    Elephants are one of the first animals learned about in a child’s life. This is because they have distinct features: big ears, long trunk, and gray skin. Along with learning what they look like, children learn simple facts about them. For example, they are taught that elephants never forget and that they are scared of mice. Combine both of these descriptions with the wrinkled skin of an adult elephant, and the image of a wise, old, but also soft animal emerges. The wisdom comes from good memory and

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    A massive skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus stands tall a few feet from the entrance making it the first thing you see when you walk in. It looks about as tall as two stories of a building. Although it 's frozen I can 't help but get an unnerving feeling when I look at its carnivorous looking teeth and long-nailed claws. It 's skeleton is well looked after, it looks polished and smooth like glass. Due to aging it has lost some of its bones, and the remaining have been kept intact using screws, which

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    In prehistoric times, human ancestors, the creature which has develop tools - made of stone, wood and bone, had settled in Africa - the place where human ancestors evolved, Southern Europe, Asia, North America, Australia. By 9000 BC, people most focused on food. They collect food by hunting and gathering. They learned to do farming and agriculture. There were domestication - the process of adapting wild plants and animals for human use for milk and wool. Some people might not spend time for farming

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    Gorillas Short Story

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    Maisie and Indie are up close against the railing that wraps around the gorilla’s enclosure. Indie asks, “Oh, oh aren’t they gross?” about the two gorillas who are sitting up, almost on top of the glass. One of the gorillas is much smaller than the other. When I point to her and say, “She must be the female,” Indie asks, “So?” Bane says, “I bet you’re right,” and Indie and Maisie roll their eyes. Then Bane reads from the little sign next to the railing, “The big one is called Richard, and the female

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    Authors write stories sometimes based on their beliefs, despite conflicting influences like society or normalities of time. Because of this, their themes can be quite straightforward and based on the time period. In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and Susan Glaspell's “A Jury of Her Peers,” the female protagonists have the craving for freedom from their state of living; this passion of freedom shapes their environment and influences on the

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    Lion King Interpretation

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    Racial interpretation. The most consistent critique of the film involves race and ethnicity, "According to such critics, the royal lion's fiefdom which lies in the sun is distinct from the outer "border" areas in the dark, inhabited by hungry hyenas who have designs to take over the sunlit kingdom. To underscore the symbolism of color, the lions are light colored (except for the lion villain, Scar) while the hyenas are animated as darker colored characters" (Lauren, D. Alan, D, 2006, p.480). During

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    When thing got though, people always feel like they want to just leave their reality behind and escape. That desire can be shared by many. shared by many, the hard actuality of life creates the feeling of wanting to escape. The theme of wanting to escape can be seen in the poem, “The Lake of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats and in the story “Sonny’s Blues” by James Baldwin. While some differences between the two works are evident like the ways to face the reality of the characters, the point of view and

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    Primates Research Paper

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    B. Primate Diversity All of our global biodiversity are important from biological point of view. But certain groups of species, which influence the other in the ecosystem dynamics, deserve special attention. Among these are the non-human primates- the monkeys, apes and lorises. Primates play vital role in forest ecology, as seed dispersers, seed predators and even pollinators. As canopy dwellers, primates play vital role of flagship species in woodland forest, indicating the quality of the forest

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    Heroism In The Hobbit

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    In the previous essay regarding the meaning of a Biblical hero, the word “hero” is never truly defined. Rather, the essay explores the three pinnacle qualities a hero must not have. These three title-stripping characteristics were the possession of hate for their enemies and lack of discernment. Thus, if a person, elf, dwarf, or hobbit does have these qualities, then they are not a hero. The prior essay leaves no definition for what qualified someone as a hero if they pass the preliminary character

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    Advice is defined as, “guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future action, typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable or authoritative”. There are many us who need pieces like this everyday, of course, this varies from person to person when it comes to the advice that they may need, it is very much dependent on the subject. Some of us are in more need of such advice more than others, especially when it comes to certain states that we may be in, physically, emotionally, and mentally

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    The ferocious yell of a tiger. The powerful cry of an elephant. The mighty roar of the gorilla. All attractions that lead to people visiting their local zoos in hopes of seeing these magnificent creatures in action. However, there’s nothing fascinating about these creatures behind bars. The cruel imprisonment of animals for human entertainment has led to a plethora of problems that not only violate the rights of the animal but the morale of humanity. Regardless of how well cared for and loved the

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