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    Introduced by Morgan in her Ted Talk clip, the aquatic ape hypothesis is an interesting take on human evolution. The hypothesis revolved around the idea that human beings evolved from “aquatic apes,” or our early ancestors who called that water their home. This hypothesis takes from the fact that humans share many characteristics with other marine mammals, such as being “naked,” having a layer of fat inside the skin, and having conscious control over breathing. Before this hypothesis, however, another theory for evolution existed, one that stated we were related to the apes. The theory was set in stone and agreed on, but when contradictory evidence came to light about microfauna from the same time period as our early ancestors, the theory…

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    Cockatoos Information on behavior and diet for the larger species. African Grey Photo Gallery Information on the African grey, and hundreds of photos submitted by owners from all over the world. Alfie Cockatoo and Company A trained parrot act. Includes booking information, pictures, and other general information. All Macaws by Chris Petrosh Breeder of blue and golds, greenwings, and hyacinths. Avian Companions…

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    One relatively recent cause of the sharp decline in ape populations deals with poaching and kidnapping. The Great Ape Survival Partnership or (GASP) is an aid organization created by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). The purpose of the GASP is to protect apes and their habitats. Their website provides a wealth of information regarding the struggle of our closest living relatives and efforts made to turn back the tide of extinction. Over the past decade, there has been a…

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    We know the chimpanzees are using wooden spears and we know that the oldest organic weapon is 400,000 years old. This weapon is a wooden spear similar to the spears that chimpanzees use today. What makes them really different is that hominids used stone tools as weapons and probably alongside wooden tools even though there is no evidence. “Generally, ape tool use in the wild occurs within a foraging context and is largely restricted to processing vegetable matter or invertebrates (Pruetz 412)”,…

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    Jacobs runs with two themes: be careful what you wish for and you can't get something for nothing. Jacobs illustrates both themes when Herbert urges his father to wish for two hundred pounds. Everything seems to be going fine the next day until Herbert leaves for work. Not long after he is gone, a strange man comes to their house and informs Mr. and Mrs. White their son has been in an accident involving the machinery he was working with and he was instantly killed. The company Herbert was…

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    of the monkeys also live in China and Vietnam, as well as west central Laos. Also, they inhabit semi-tropical and subtropical regions with areas that usually contain limestone. Additionally, they enjoy living in mangrove environments. When the monkeys are not out hunting for food, they spend most of their free time in caves, as the landforms are a way for the animals to gain protection.The Francois langur has adapted to be able to live in these areas by the main food that they eat is leaves, so…

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    Crested Mona Monkeys are a social and activity species. Their playful personalities and physical features play a role in how they got their common names. The crowned monkey, golden bellied guenon, and Cercopithecus Mona are just a few of their common nicknames, but this creature have the ability to adapt to different environmental pressures that caused a wide spread of subspecies that ranges from the Cross River, south of the Congo Basin, raising to Rwanda, and Uganda. Also this species was also…

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    Fit in Three characters try to fit in. American Born Chinese reveals the following central theme of being yourself. Three characters pass through despair in order to fit in, and in some way they lost their knowledge. They forgot where they come from and who they are. One of them feels better than others. The monkey king feels better than the others monkeys by Luen Yang writes, “All monkeys must wear shoes”(55). The monkey king tries to fit in by telling all the monkeys to wear shoes. The…

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    The primate species that I am studying is the Common Squirrel Monkey, also known as Saimiri sciureus. Squirrel monkeys are considered frugivorous and insectivorous, meaning they mainly consume fruits and insects. However, they mainly forage for insects, but in times when insects as scare, they turn to fruits. Examples of insects include orthopterans (grasshoppers, crickets) and lepidopterans (moths, butterflies), while fruits include leguminosae (legumes) and sapotaceae (Lima and Ferrari,…

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    2010: 56). This also addresses information about the human skeleton, which is a piece of class material that is essential to this course. The number of ribs as well as what is being referred to when the professor’s “mandible drops” (Root-Bernstein 2010: 53) should be understood when the human skeleton section of this course has been taught and is understood. The student’s idea was not only a shocking statement for a science class, but it was instantly an ethics issue. The professor knew he…

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