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Over half of primates now facing extinction

A new report reveals that primates are facing an impending “extinction crisis,” with 60% of all primates now at risk of extinction. 281 more words



We humans are trashing our planet.  There is zero chance the next US President will know or care.  Isn’t hot weather better for golf in Scotland?  114 more words


Primate of the Week: Lowland Gorilla

Gorilla gorilla


  • Suborder: Haplorrhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Superfamily: Hominoidea
  • Family: Homindae

Gorillas can be split into two species Gorilla beringei (Eastern gorilla) and Gorilla gorilla… 893 more words


Baboons grunt, yack and wa-hoo — so early human ancestors probably did the same thing, scientists believe

PARIS — Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as much as 25 million years. 383 more words


Primate News

  • Genetic opposites attract when chimpanzees choose a mate
    • Via Science Daily
    • Summary: Through the DNA sampling of 150 adult chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania and using variable sites they estimated the genetic similarity between male/female pairs.
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Baby Gorilla

Here is a cute Baby Gorilla holding on tight to his mother, or father, I’m not sure. I took this picture at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. 40 more words


Primate of the Week: Pigtail Macaque

Macaca nemestrina

  • Taxonomy
  • Suborder: Haplorrhini
  • Infraorder: Simiiformes
  • Superfamily: Cercopithecoidea
  • Family: Cercopithecidae
  • Subfamily: Cercopithecinae

The pigtail macaque varies slightly in color by region. Southern pigtail macaques are olive brown on their entire bodies except for the white on their undersides. 736 more words