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  • Primates

    and humans have always been a mixed bag of need and fascination over differences and similarities. For generations humans have used animals as personal companions, work support and to understand themselves better and sometimes to the disadvantage of the animals. Primates are human’s closest relatives genetically and in social behavior relations. This makes them the best option to study and learn more about human psychology and the nervous system Through neurobiology, in the end the use of animals for research would also bring a new realization to our relationship with them and their care and treatment during research. In her book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler, we learn about two sisters, Fern and Rose, but these sisters are different than what most people would consider normal sisters, the difference being,…

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  • The Primate Digitigrade

    was suggested to have been more common in the past than it is today, according to primate fossil records obtained from many museums around the country. This terrestriality is more prominent amongst cercopithecoid primates. Preference of habitually terrestrial substrates was based on primate forelimb anatomy. Extant large-bodied terrestrial cercopithecine monkeys favor digitigrade hand postures during locomotion. Being able to recognize if a fossil primate habitually adopted digitigrade…

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  • Evolution Of Primates

    Our physiology has been compared with those of modern day primates, due to our similar characteristics, which have all been linked to our ancestors. Hands of humans and primates are prehensile, “which means they can grasp objects and we share the ability to brachiate from “branch to branch contain a “reduced sense of smell,” and a “wide range of tooth types [suggesting] an adaptation to a generalist diet” (MacDonald, 2003, p. 325). All of characteristics suggest that our ancestors were arboreal,…

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  • Primate Characteristics

    There are many different types of primates, and they have similar traits that are stemming from their shared ancestor. Lemur catta, more commonly known as the ring-tailed lemurs, are a species of primate. Ring-tailed lemurs are from Madagascar, an island off the southern tip of Africa and are not located anywhere else in the world (Lang, 2005, para. 4). The climate where they live is seasonal, so they experience periods of rain, cold, and heat, which has affected their behavior and eating…

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  • Primate Observation

    increasing need of Zoos providing naturalistic housing for such animals is a necessity to prevent failure to thrive. Observations on primates in these naturalistic housings and use of cognitive activates can provide a captivating understanding on the species and select individuals. Visit and Observation This researcher went to the Louisville Zoo on November 6, 2015 to visit and observe the Gorilla Sanctuary. Upon arrival I noticed that the gorillas had access to indoor day rooms and outdoor…

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  • Nonhuman Primate Behavior

    Before this class, I refused to believe we evolved from primates due to the fact that I didn 't have the all the information that I have today. I’ve always wanted a pet monkey because I always thought their behaviour related to us in a way or another. Now, I know that primates were studied as a research tool to understand our own behaviour. So, why did we study nonhuman primates? We studied them to determine our own origins. We have many similarities between us and nonhuman primates.…

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  • Primate Observation Report

    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…

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  • Essay On Zoo Primates

    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…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Primates

    Primates as animal models in making vaccines: Primates: Primates are one of the diverse group of animals mainly consist of human beings monkeys and apes. Animal model: Scientists occasionally base selection of model organism on biology alone to investigate disease and its mechanism. Many factors effect choice of animal model such as facilities, staff and personal choices. Organisms having short reproduction cycle having exquisite traceability of genes rapidly give statistical results of great…

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  • Primates Reflective Essay

    Primates perceive their world through a multitude of ways. One way in which primates perceive their surroundings is via the colors that they can see (Surridge, Osorio, & Mundy, 2003). Color vision is an evolutionary trait that has provided survival benefits to primates through evolutionary time (Regan et al., 2005). However, among certain species of primates, there are drastic variations among members in terms of the colors that they can see, thus suggesting a polymorphic basis. A polymorphic…

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