Primate Observation Sheet3

Primate Observation Sheet3 - arboreal and quadrupeds...

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Primate Observation Sheet Zoo Visited: Sacramento Zoo Date: March 28, 2011 Common Name: Ring-Tailed Lemur Scientific Name: Lemur catta Cage Census 1. Number of animals: Three 4. Number of juveniles: One 2. Number of adults: Two 5. Number of infants: Zero 3. Sex of adults: One female, Two males Describe degree of sexual dimorphism: At the zoo, it was very hard to see any sexual dimorphism at all. The male looked like it had a puffier chest and a bit bigger around the belly. The female one looked a little bit skinny in my view. Physical Characteristics: The lemurs were pretty small in size and looked about 15 to 20 pounds each. A mostly white face, and have black around the eyes. The white fur goes all the way towards their front side and the tail is striped white/black. The rest of the coat was a light grey color. Major locomotor pattern: They spent the entire time on all fours climbing and sitting on braches. So they were
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Unformatted text preview: arboreal and quadrupeds. Display Behavior: They walked around the branches most of the time and didn’t bother to pay attention to anyone who was looking at them. Ever 5 to 10 minutes they would go back to there bowl and nibble on a piece of hay or two then go back to what they were doing before. Presenting: No presenting was done, but in ring-tailed lemurs, during estrus the perineum of the female swells up and turns pink. The male will then have a non-physical stink fight by scent marking there tails sticking it in the opponents face. What happens when food is introduced by the zoo keepers? They already had food in the bowls, and would stop by to take a bite every few minutes. They looked pretty calm and sat down when they ate. Comments: The cage was decorated nice and everything, they also had enough food. In my view they were kind of the most boring ones to watch....
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