Zoo Primates Essay

2054 Words 9 Pages
Los Angeles Zoo Primates Our day at the zoo simply started with the objective of completing our visit, by seeing at least one each of the primates of each category around the zoo. That was quickly discarded considering that amount of information that the zoo provided for us about each individual creature. Because of the way that the zoo was structured we were unable to simply follow a particular order in which the animals were categorized. We visited all the different primates (as much as we could possibly see in our time there) and simply observed them each and photograph their actions behaviors and appearance along with potential eats and actives that may undergo on a daily base. Organizing the visits based on categories made it easier …show more content…
Their dimorphism is more obvious/showing in the prehensile skin; a female shows as a brown prehensile skin while the male is a white tone. They are covered in a black and white caught. Although it has a prehensile tail it is part of the Prosimian category because the Sifaka does not swing around with its tail and did not show any signs of grasping anything with their tails either confirming their characteristic to be true. They mainly travel arboreal travelers that mainly swing vertically also known as vertical clinging. They normally weigh an average of 14 pounds and are wonderfully agile animals that leap really high up in the air very quickly when they feel they are in any danger. While in captivity they mostly swing around the edges of the cage, they are extremely active and interactive between each other. They show just how quick they are and their ability to use they legs to push off of the cage and grasp hanging robe around the cage while also demonstrating their ability to jump around on their hind …show more content…
They tend to sleep in the trees and walk the grounds during the day. They like to live in the rainforest like environments. Also known as Rafiki from the Lion King, mandrills are the largest monkeys and are native to Africa. They have stub like tails and very colorful noses. Their noses are coated in a red, blue and white combination for males. Their butts are also colorful with a pinkish red shape that also covers the genitals with similar colors. We observed the single mandrill for about 20 minutes, and he was eating most of the time there. Although it was munching on lettuce mandrill are also known to eat meat such as mice, frogs, birds, and insects like termites and ants. Unlike Rafiki who tends to live alone in a tree, mandrills mainly like to travel in troops, which means they travel in packs and the most colorful one is usually the leader of the packs. Mandrill’s dimorphism is easily characterized based on color. Females are a brown shade and are more commonly skinnier than male Mandrills. Males weighing in at around 42 to 83 pounds and female is usually around 22 to 33 pounds, they are also relatively large animals at 2 feet tall if measured on all

Related Documents