Primates Apes 2010

Primates Apes 2010 - Hominoidea (hominoids): lesser apes,...

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Hominoidea (hominoids): lesser apes, great apes, and humans
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Hylobatidae (Lesser Apes) Gibbons and Siamangs of Southeast Asia and Indonesia Both are arboreal brachiators, living in wooded areas Basic social unit a primary group (monogamous pair) with dependent offspring. Males help rear young. Highly territorial.
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(National Geographic 1993) Gibbon The smallest of the apes. Arboreal brachiators, widespread in southeast Asia, especially Malaysia. Females and males ca. 3 ft tall, 13 pounds. Eat fruits, occasional insects and small animals. Siamangs grow up to 25 pounds.
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Pongidae (Pongids) (the Great Apes) Orangutans Gorillas Chimpanzees (including Bonobos) The great apes are larger and heavier than the lesser apes, and spend a considerable amount of time on the ground. Young apes do still brachiate.
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(National Geographic 1993) Orangutan
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Orangutan Eat a variety of fruit, bark, leaves, and insects. Tend to be solitary animals; thus, difficult to observe.
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