The Orangutan Species And Primate Species

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Primate Research
John Richard Tecuautzin

Primate Research
The purpose of this project is to do research and to take note of the behavioral habits between two primate species. This project will major on the orangutan species and the gorilla species. In addition to the research, I will allocate each primate time to enable me monitor their behavior and habits. Gorillas and the orangutans live in the forests where they spend most of their time in the trees and eat wild fruits and plants as a means of survival. However much both primate species live differently, they share some characteristics and some are not so different from the others. Just as gorillas, the orangutans feed in plants, though they have different eating habits. The gorillas eating habit is way different from that of the orangutan species as will be discussed in this paper. My research was done at the San Diego Zoo where my comparison will be based.

The Orangutan Species
Orangutans are great apes as opposed to monkeys. The orangutan species are closely related to human beings since both have about more than 90% of DNA in common. According to Thompson, orangutans are endangered species which constitute characteristics such as reddish-brown hair. The orangutan species are also thin and shaggy.
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Taking into account the two primates discussed on this project, we realize that their eating habits, though different, they feed on almost the same food. The gorillas feed on the plants just as the orangutans. Factors that affect their habitat is almost similar since we realize from my research that just as orangutans, the destruction of forests and excessive logging affects the lives of these gorillas. Those primates that live in the forest consider that their home and destruction of the same endangers their lives and well being together with the young

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