The Importance Of Non-Human Primates

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It is November 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm and the sun is shining when me and my group enter the Birmingham zoo. My group consisted of Jasmine Williamson, Daniel Munger, and James Lowery. When entering the Primate house we started looking around and finding all the primates in the primate house and then choosing which ones each of us were doing. My hypothesis is whether there is specific behavior of non-human primates due to their size.
The scientific name for the Angolan Black and White Colobus monkey is the Colobus Angolensis. The enclosure for the colobus monkey is very big and consisted of a tree like structure, large rocks, and ropes. The colobus monkey has beautiful black fur with long white hair also known as the mantel which only flares out
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The enclosure for the Tamarin has two skylights, some tree like structures, and the enclosure seems very small for these very energetic animals. There were two cotton top tamarins. Tamarins are not sexually dimorphic. They have a small body size and snouty faces. Tamarins do not have rump pads, prehensile tails, or touch pads, but they do have cheek pouches and tails. None of the female Tamarins were displaying estrous at the time. The Tamarins are always moving and aware of their surroundings. The Tamarins used their hands a lot while climbing on their tree like structures. The Tamarins are very sure of themselves and move quickly from branch to branch. When the Tamarins are resting, they stay on one branch and sit perpendicular to the ground. They do not seem flexible and their anatomy is perfect for their locomotion because the smaller the monkey the more energetic they …show more content…
The enclosure for the De Brazza is very large with a huge tree like structure, ropes, giant columns, and the ground had lots of grass and leaves. There were four De Brazza monkeys in the enclosure. They had brown fur with an orange crescent shape on their forehead a white muzzle, a long white beard, and black tails. Their tails are not prehensile. They have cheek pouches. They do not have rump pads or touchpads. None of the female De Brazza monkeys were displaying estrous at the time. The De Brazza Monkeys are not flexible and they moved in the enclosure at a leisurely pace and spent most of their time high up on a branch or on one of the columns. When in the sitting position the De Brazza monkeys’ backbone is perpendicular to the

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