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significantly different from another, a characteristic adapted for visual facial recognition in social interaction. C. Orangutan: Orangutans can grasp things with both their hands and their feet. They have a large, bulky body, a thick neck, very long, strong arms, short, bowed legs, and no tail. They are mostly covered with long reddish-brown hair, although this differs between the species: Sumatran Orangutans have a more sparse and lighter coloured coat. [4] The orangutan has a large head with a prominent mouth area. Adult males have large cheek flaps (which get larger as the ape ages) that show their dominance to other males and their readiness to mate. D. Gibbon: superficially more closely resemble monkeys than most great apes do. Gibbons are masters of their primary mode of locomotion, brachiation , swinging from branch to branch. They can also make leaps of up to 8 m (26 ft), and walk bipedally with their arms raised for balance. They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals. [4] Depending on species and gender, gibbons' fur coloration varies from dark to light brown shades, and anywhere in between black and white. It is rare to see a completely white gibbon. New World Monkeys E. Pygmy marmoset: Nicknames for this monkey often refer to its diminutiveness, as in the following two examples: mono de bolsillo ("pocket monkey") and leoncito ("little lion"). [5] The Pygmy Marmoset has a tawny coat, and a ringed tail that can be as long as its body. In common with other callitrichids, it has claws instead of nails on all its digits except the big toe. It is omnivorous , feeding on fruit , leaves , insects , and sometimes even small reptiles . Its small weight allows it to reach the very highest leaves of a tree, and to exploit the otherwise little-used food sources there. Much of its diet, however, comes from tapping trees for sap . Up to two-thirds of its time is spent gouging tree bark to reach the gummy sap. The Pygmy Marmoset has specialized incisors for gouging holes in bark. Because of its small size, and its swift movements, it is very hard to observe in the wild.
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F. Owl Monkey: The species that live at higher elevations tend to have thicker fur than the monkeys at sea level. The genus name means "earless"; they have ears, of course, but the external ears are tiny and hard to see. Night monkeys have big brown eyes and therefore have increased ability to be active at night. They are called night monkeys because all species are active at night and are in fact the only truly nocturnal monkeys G. Red-faced Spider Monkey: The black spider monkey is characterized by a glossy black coat, a black face, and sometimes a pink muzzle. Spider monkeys, in general, have prehensile (capable of grasping) tails. Their fingers and limbs are long, agile and strong. There is no other monkey that can rival the strength of the spider monkey's tail or the length of their limbs. H.
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