Evolution Lab

Evolution Lab - Evolution and Animal Behavior Lab Are...

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Evolution and Animal Behavior Lab Are humans more closely related to non-human primates than to other non- primate species? There is molecular evidence that suggests this as true, however in order to determine this on our own, we went to the Great Plains Zoo and studied a non-human - primate, the Squirrel Monkey, and a non-primate, the Cheetah, and compared their behaviors with each other and to those of human beings. The Squirrel Monkey, of the Saimiri genus and the Saimiri Sciureus species, was the non-human primate we observed. Like humans they used their hands to eat. They were very social with each other. They played around with one other, and fought for attention and for certain objects. Their hands looked much like human hands; they even had nails on them. They could use all fours for to get around, but could also stand on their hind legs. Their ears were shaped just like humans’ ears. The squirrel monkeys also were moving constantly. They monkeys would come right up to the glass window to
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