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which could be attributed to the lack of space at the zoo.  There simply isn’t the same  available area that the wild provides.  Zoos also limit the amount of searching and  scavenging that animals must do since they are provided with most of their food.  Even if not provided with food, the vegetation and food found is not exactly the same  that would be found in an animals’ natural environment.  Gorillas have even been  observed to have eaten their own vomit in zoos.  This has never been seen in the wild,  let alone a gorilla even vomiting.  I think that zoos are helpful to primates considering  that many of them are endangered.  There could be other options though that wouldn’t  limit the area as much as zoos do; something like a more closely watched natural  environment that doesn’t restrain the animals to viewing rooms and small areas.     3. Why do you think anthropologists study the living primates? 12
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Anthropology 200 Zoo Trip Assignment There are numerous reasons why anthropologists study the living primates.  Primates  are our closest living biological relatives.  Anthropologists are able to see then the  development of primates and this can answer a lot of questions about humans and our  evolutionary past and development.  We are also able to then see similarities.  Our  similarity to primates can also help humans advance as primates can be used for  testing, assessment and research. 13
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