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    Introduction There has been many advancements in the field of enrichment taking place inside zoos. I decided to study the White Handed Gibbons at the Utica Zoo in New York State. I wanted to learn about the Whitehead Gibbons and see if their life in the Sue is similar to how they are supposed to act in the wild. I also wanted to see what kind of enrichment they may need to improve their life in captivity. These amazing primates are unique and vibrant in many ways and that must be shown me even while in captivity. Methods While studying White Handed Gibbons I went to the Utica zoo to see the three white handed gibbons they have in captivity. They have two adult females and one adult male. I watched and studied the three gibbons for about an…

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    research studies to see how primates have evolved. Northern white-cheeked gibbons are one of the closest relatives to human beings. White cheeked gibbon’s characteristics, traits, and behaviors explain the complexity of their species and how they are closely related to other non-human primates as well as human beings. Northern white cheeked gibbons are a species in the genus Nomascus with the scientific name Nomascus leucogenys. Gibbons are classified as apes but known as smaller apes because…

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    Throughout the zoo some animals ventured outdoors in their enclosed habitats enjoying the break from the cold winter. Other remained behind the walls of their comfortable heated enclosures. Walking around the zoo was quite enjoyable, however when I came across the primate exhibit/enclosure there were no primates or other viewing areas to view them indoors. However, after a short walk up the sidewalk there was a sign for indoor viewing. I was extremely grateful that I found the area for two…

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    Phase Change Memory Essay

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    influence when and how rapidly cells deteriorate over time remain largely unknown. Now, for the first time, a research team led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has linked the function of a core component of cells' machinery—which cuts and rejoins RNA molecules in a process known as "RNA splicing"—with longevity in the roundworm. The finding sheds light on the biological role of splicing in lifespan and suggests that manipulating specific splicing factors in humans might help promote…

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    Lar Gibbon Essay

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    Hylobates lar Stephen Estrada Hylobates lar otherwise known as the lar gibbon is a species of gibbon belonging to the hylobates genus. Despite the unique anatomy of the lar gibbon and the current conservation status of the species, there has been little research into the behaviors and social structures of gibbon populations. In this paper an attempt shall be made at consolidating what research there is to provide an in-depth look at the lar gibbon, both from a biological and behavioral…

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    Ellen Foster Analysis

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    Ellen Foster was written by Kaye Gibbons, and the book is narrated by a young girl named Ellen Foster, telling the reader about the unique childhood she experienced, filled with an abusive father and many different homes and experiences that a ten year old child typically wouldn’t have. When interpreting the book Ellen Foster through a social power lense, you can see that the power of the society and the way Ellen grew up, and the experiences she had under the power of her elders, really pushed…

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    2.) In consideration of the relationship between the Intermembral index and the habitual mode of locomotion for the six different primates, the collected data suggests that the lower the index is, the greater the chance for bipedalism as the “default,” or main movement. Versus a higher index which instead suggests the preferred ability of moving with the arms (e.g. swinging). Moreover, primates with an index closer to a total of 100 appear to assume quadrupedalism. This query can be seen when…

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    this effort was Edward Gibbon whose six volume discourse The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire was pivotal in societies attempt to understand this great tragedy. Gibbon’s arguments on the flawed power system in the empire caused by unprecedented virtues, as well as their mistaken identity in the dispute between scepticism and superstition/enthusiasm is an exceptional classification of Roman corruption. Historian and Professor J.G.A Pocock created an article to erupt Gibbons…

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    Ellen Foster Themes Kaye Gibbons’ novel, Ellen Foster, was published in 1987. This was the first novel she had written. Ellen Foster chronicles the rough life of a young girl named Ellen. She is faced with the troubles of growing up as an only child with a sick mother, and an abusive, alcoholic father. Throughout the novel, Kaye Gibbons captures her reader’s attention by focusing on tragedy after tragedy in Ellen’s life. The main themes that she elaborates on are race, friendship, loyalty,…

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    Receiving genuine support and affection from parents or guardians is a crucial factor in a child’s development. When not shown adequate affection by a caring and nurturing caregiver, children may manifest low levels of cognitive, physical and emotional development. Without proper affection children can consequently form random bonds with any adults, have difficulty connecting with others and be unable to trust others (Quick). The novels Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons and Me & Emma by Elizabeth…

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