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    Primates

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    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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    Primate Characteristics

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    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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    The Primate Digitigrade

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    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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    Primate Theory

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    brain and one toward the bottom of their spine. A team of researchers tried to code the computer chip to recognize and interpret signs and signals from the brain that would tell the other parts of the body to move. They then cut a small part of the spinal cord to implant the chip to see if the monkey would be able to move again. It worked. Basically what happens is with both implants the chip in the brain can interpret the signals and signs telling other parts of the body to move. They then…

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    Evolution Of Primates

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    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 Observation

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    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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    Primate Characteristics

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    The distinctive features that primate parenting have is special compared to other mammals. Primate parenting last a lot longer than other mammals which is the cause of primates having larger brains so they need more time to develop causing the young to need their parents help. Compared to other mammals as well primates have stronger bonds between to parents and the child as well. Some ranges of primate residence patterns are as follows : one male, multifemale ; one feamle, multimale '…

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    CHARACTERS OF PRIMATES Introduction – The members of the order primate are characterized by having forward-facing eyes and very flexible fingers, legs and arms that assist them to lead an arboreal life which arefound allover the world. They have large brain in comparison to other mammals. They show a combination of primitive and specialized characters. They are primarily arboreal and return to land as a secondary condition …

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    Primates Social Behavior

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    of the most important activities among human and non-human primates. Both human and non-human primates live in the social group and there are some bonds between various persons. There are many different social activities between human and non-human primates. These social behaviors are between different members of society. Some of these social bonds are between females and their offspring and some between the dominant part of the society with other members and etc. Social interactions among…

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    Short Essay On Primates

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    Primates fall under the the class of mammalia and the mirorder of Primatomorpha, which has two suborders: Strepsirrhini and Haplorrhini. The order Primates includes humans, apes, monkeys, and prosimians. These animals are most commonly found in South America Primates have evolved from arboreal animals, so most monkeys live in trees. They are typically found in rainforest, and some can even adapt to human, modified environments. Almost all primates have prehensile hands and feet, and have five…

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