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Video on Primates: Hamadryas Baboon – environment: Arid lands  Patriarchal species o Have harems o Travel in groups for safety o Fight over food and turf o Dominant males -> chief aggressors and fighters  o Dominant males steal females from rival males o Reformed harem structures after each battle Primates most social of animals Even have classes and hierarchical systems  Japanese Macaques – environment: snowy island of Japan called Honshu -> also known as  snow monkeys  They are the most polar-living non-human primates But they still feel the cold  It lives in a variety of forest-types, including subtropical to subalpine, deciduous,  broadleaf, and evergreen forests It feeds on seeds, roots, buds, fruit, invertebrates, berries, leaves, eggs, fungi and bark They can survive in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius They are most noted for the time they spend in the thermal pools and that’s why the area  is called monkey park The pools go up to a soothing 105 degree Celsius The Japanese macaques are built on matriarchal societies -> highest ranking females  allowed in pools o One male guards the entrance o Rigidly divided o Those who have and those who don’t  Gorilla – environment: tropical areas `lives in a stable family group  Silver back male is the leader of the group and can weigh up to 400 lbs Provides protection from dangers such as predators or rival males
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Nancy during the Winter '11 term at Waterloo.

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