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    Innate Primates

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    and Non-Human Primates Language is a form of communication and can be portrayed in many different ways not just vocalization, this is shown by those that use sign language rather than vocalization; these humans still have complex language but they lack the necessary organs or capabilities to produce all of the sounds needed for vocal language; similarly, some non-human primates use different interactions as language not just production and combinations of sounds. Non-human primates do not have the

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    Primate Monkeys

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    Non-human primate infants are usually seen in the wild interacting strictly with their mothers. The research question I proposed was, do infants interact mainly with their mothers, or do the males sometimes carry and feed the infants as well? In my research I wanted to observe all species that I saw. This included White Faced Capuchin Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, and Spider Monkeys. The first species I studied was the Cebus capucinus (white faced capuchin monkey) The white-headed capuchin is a diurnal

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    Primates Evolution

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    Introduction The evolution of man has always been a controversial topic. However, no matter what your beliefs are the fact is that man evolved from primates. There is very credible fossil evidence to back this up. Fossils allow us to dig deeper into our past and give us an understanding of what life was like for our ancestors. Particularly, I believe that fossils of our ancestors show that we had to develop bipedalism because of natural selection and environmental factors. Grade I: The Lemuroids

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    The article, “Of Primates and Personhood: Will According Rights and “Dignity” to Nonhuman Organisms Halt Research?” by Ed Yong is trying to convince the reader to see a different side to primates. The Great Ape Project set legal rights for chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, and orangutan. United Kingdom and New Zealand protect great apes from experimentation. For the Great Ape Project they are basically setting laws and higher standards for primates to me experimented on or held captive. Not everyone

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    Technical Definition: The Squirrel Monkey is a primate that naturally inhabits South and Central America. Most are similar in appearance, consisting of a white color for the underbelly, a black and white head, red limbs and a reddish-gray hue for the fur coating on the back. The Squirrel Monkey is very short in stature, reaching only around twelve inches in height when fully grown. It primarily moves around using all four limbs and usually grasps onto something for support once stationary. Squirrel

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    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

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    Primates like Apes have been serving humans against their wills for a long time. Apes have been sent to space, used for animal testing, used against their will for entertainment, held captive by exotic pet owners, being forced to live in Zoos, and eaten by people who view them as prestigious food. Apes are kept in cages in laboratories where some of them are even breed, born, and killed for the results of horrifying experiments. Many primates not just Apes are subjects to test experimental drugs

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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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    The orangutans (pongo borneo) are mammals from primate group, considered to be very close relatives to humans, chimpanzees and gorillas. They are species found only in Asia, specifically rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo. Orangutans are 400 000 year old species and are considered to be one of the oldest, still existant primate species. One of the characteristics of these apes is their reddidh-brown fur, and bulky black skin. Physical aspects Orangutans have an enormous arm span. A male can stretch

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    Are Primates Like Humans

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    Primates have a lot in common with us humans, and with the research and studies that we have preformed we can now show that primates have become a lot more like humans. The lifestyle of primates are a lot like that of ours. Communities is big in the race of the humans and we believe that only we have developed communities and live within theses communities. This statement is not true because not only have primates developed and lived in communities but so have several other species. Primate communities

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    Studying captive primates can help us learn not only how they behave, but also how they are similar or different to each other and humans as well as give us insight into the effects of captivity. This paper will be describing, comparing, and contrasting the behavior of two species of captive primates at the Alexandria Zoo, golden lion tamarins and howler monkeys, as well as discussing the possible effects captivity could have had on them. This paper will also discuss any human-like behaviors observed

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    differences in articular surface morphology of caudal vertebrae between prehensile and non-prehensile tailed primates. Articular surface is skeletal surface, which includes bone and cartilage, that makes contact with other skeletal surface as part of a joint. Variation in the morphology of articular surface can confer a greater capacity for mechanical loading, which is required for prehensile primates as they often use their tails to suspend their entire weight during locomotion. In this experiment, it

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    The biggest overt difference that one notices when comparing nonhuman primates to human primates is the loss of body hair in the modern human, to the extent even, that humans have been described as the “naked ape” in many contexts. The primates classified as old world apes that are closest in relation to humans are the Bonobos and Chimpanzees. Looking specifically at the Chimpanzees, we can compare and contrast the properties of the skin and hair between them and humans to get an idea of the evolutionary

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    brain, we have been given proof of the advanced neurological processes that the primate brain contains. (Cáceres, 2003) Along with these processes, primate intelligence has advanced through the development of cultural interactions, advanced tool and food technology, and through the progression of movement. The high intelligence of primates has been a factor to the expansion and development of primate culture. In Primate Cognition,

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    the course of the semester I have learns a lot about primates. Some things I already had knowledge of, a lot were things I could not have even thought were primate related. From the (occasional) meat-eating chimpanzee to the shock of lemurs being more primate than weasel my knowledge has expanded a great deal. For this project I chose to observe a primate that I was not too familiar with. I felt as though as soon as someone hears the word “primate” the first thing that comes to mind are either: chimpanzees

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    Transition from Primates to Humans Introduction The article “Bridging the bonding gap: The Transition from Primates to Humans” was published on May 28, 2012 by R.I.M. Dunbar. This article is about the research study performed on primate societies, their social interaction methods and how social relationships differ and evolve. Primates are known to set up social structures, some smaller than others, while others are temporary, and others are long-lasting. Dunbar’s research focuses on primates’ sociality

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    Non-human primates emphasize the use of body language. Odors, vocalization, gestures, and facial expressions are used by non-human primates to inform others of their psychological state and present concerns, which is an important clue to what they are likely to do next. They use these call systems when they are in the presence of food or danger, when they desire company, or when the animal desires to mark its location or to signal pain, sexual interest, or the need for maternal care. Most primate species

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    Purgatorius is one of Earth’s earliest primates, living over 65 million years ago. The small mammal’s 65 million year old anklebones were found fossilized in Montana. Purgatorius is part of the plesiadapiform primates, whose fossils were dated to being made right after the non-avian dinosaurs became extinct. When the anklebones were closely studied, they showed that the Purgatorius lived in trees. This is significant because many researchers believed that primitive primates belonging to the plesiadapiforms

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    Modern humans have evolved over millions of years from primates and therefore we share many special characteristics but as many anthropologists believe, there are many identifiable characteristics which distinguish modern humans from non-human primates. These constraints are both anatomical and behavioural. Biological features include larger brains, smaller frontal teeth, smaller faces and bipedalism (Mann 1972). Bipedalism is a form of terrestrial locomotion which gives the ability of species to

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    Species Name: Cheirogaleus brevi Common Name: Short-Tailed Dwarf Lemur Physical Features: The Cheirogaleus brevi is a small primate, weighing between 110 and 150 grams with a head and body length averaging 21 centimeters. They are covered in soft, light brown fur, that is usually streaked with white and grey stripes. The stripes are concentrated on the stomach, and slowly radiate out to cover the entire body. The color of the fur acts as forest camouflage to prevent predator attacks. Their large

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