The Spider monkey is the most interesting species of the third grade of primates due to, well keep reading. They originate from rain forest and mountain forest of Central and North America (PIN). These monkeys are named for their long arms, tails and legs. The spider monkey moves through trees with great skill and are able to use their tail as an extra lim. The tail is used in almost every move they make, climbing trees, grasping branches, balancing and even protecting themselves from predators.
I will now write about the fun facts and tell you about my observations. Chimpanzees are currently on the endangered species list, which I find very unfortunate. Populations have decreased because of foresting, hunting, commercial exportation, and collection for scientific research. Although chimpanzees are protected in 34 national parks and reserves, laws can be difficult to enforce in remote regions. Chimpanzees can be found all over Africa, from Senegal and Gambia to Uganda and Tanzania.
Fruit bats have a habitat of thick forests. A group of fruit bats are called a camp or a colony. What they eat... Fruit bats eat [its hinted in their name] all types of fruit like bananas,peaches and mango but they often eat more nectar and pollen than fruit. Fruit bats are alo very useful to us because they suck out the pollen from flowers and pollinate another flower or plant so it can grow and we can eat it. Predators...
Sloths have a poor economic value. The only thing they are good for is being a good pet. Sloths make good pets because they are very tame and it takes a lot to make them mad. A lot of people in South America capture them when are born and keep them as pets. The flesh of a Hoffman’s two-toed sloth is valuable.
An Introduction to Primates In the film documentary the Introduction to Primates briefly covers over 41 different species. In addition the film also shows the many different primates and three different types of monkeys. The three types of monkeys are New world monkeys, Old world monkeys, and Apes seem to range as different as humans do. Within in this movie it discussed the different primates and how they interact and sharing basic statics on the each individual creature. We not only discussed monkeys and apes but different types of lemurs that share characteristic just like the apes.
They are not interacting with different members of their species, which demands competition for food and mates, relationship building, and different types of social interaction, which I believe to be important in living a “true” chimp or gorilla life. Although keeping these animals in captivity has some advantages for both species, for example, no predation, less competition for food and mates and access to heath care, as well as allowing us to learn a great deal about them, it does come with a price--that being the loss of the lifestyle that these animals were naturally meant to have. While observing the primates, I was reminded that many of the behaviors I was witnessing are very similar to our own, and we can learn so much about ourselves and our behaviors by observing them. I caught a glimpse of what a gorilla childhood is
The similarities can be seen throughout our bodies. For instance, humans and the African apes all lack external tails and have hands with a thumb that is sufficiently separate from the other fingers to allow them to be opposable for precision grips. Humans are also sexually dimorphic –males are 5-10% larger on average and have greater upper body muscular development. Like chimpanzees, they are omnivores. We kill other animals for food in addition to eating a wide variety of plants.
The chimpanzees at the zoo carry a human diet. They enjoy eating fruits and meats, water, and tasty nuts. Although chimps are bipedal they choose to, most of the time walk on all fours. That is something we as humans do not have in common with chimpanzees. Although we can crawl, we use only our feet to walk and run.
Drumming is one was chimps communicate with each other. Another is vocal sounds that chimps often make to each other. Chimpanzees make these noises that might sound like nothing to the untrained ear but to other chimps it could be a sign of power or warning one another of danger. Also in the wild chimps often physically communicate with each other. One way is running around, swinging in trees, and making sounds.