Within this essay, we will study more in depth the behavioral as well as physical traits of two primates at a zoo from their interaction with their peers to their place in the group. This observation would enable us to further understand the possible existing correlation between humans and primates. First, I studied a female chimpanzee with her baby, and then, a dominant male gorilla, in San Francisco Zoo at about noon, on May 23, 2015, for an hour each. Even though they share some similarities such as having a large brain, living for a long time, and being bored in their enclosure, they are still different; when gorillas are the largest, chimpanzees are the smartest. In fact, chimps use tools to catch food, they would not be able to reach
Daniela Hunt Dr. Eisentraut Anth101 T/TH October 22,2013 Zoo Assignment For the primate observation project I went to the Santa Barbara zoo to observe and contrast different types of primates. I observed one species of an old world monkey, which was a gorilla and two different species of new world monkeys, which were the Bolivian Grey Titi Monkey and also the Golden Lion Tamerin.
I primarily observed three orangutans, one male, one female, and one juvenile, of Sumatran and Bornean descent, scientifically known as Pongo abelli and Pongo pygmaeus, respectively, and to a lesser extent, two gibbons known as siamangs, or Symphalangus syndactylus. These primates share the same enclosure in the San Diego Zoo in California. I observed the orangutans from 12:58 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. CST on September 19th. During this time frame, the three orangutans mainly stayed high up in their man-made structures, consisting of multiple metal bars covered with nets, ropes, and hammocks. The female and juvenile orangutans stayed above ground from 12:58 P.M. to 1:31 P.M., and again from 1:48 P.M. until 2:00 P.M, approximately 45 minutes. During
The capuchin monkey is a New World monkey that belongs in the subfamily Cebinae. An adult capuchin monkey can grow anywhere between 12.6 to 22 inches in height excluding the tail, which can be anywhere from 15 to 22 inches in length. On average a capuchin monkey will have a
Introduction Isbell and Wright’s articles both focus on monkey species and their native environments, Africa for Isbell’s (1994) vervet Old World monkey and South America, Peru area, for Wright’s (1994) owl and titis monkeys. The articles main focus is the relationship between these monkeys and their natural predators. Focusing on how the predator aspect of their lives is determined by their environment and adaptations they make to ensure survival. Isbell’s Vervets Year of Doom focuses more on the adaptations that was forced upon the vervets’ because of their changing environment, the death of fever trees. While Wright’s Night Watch on the Amazon focusses more on how the primates way of life affects their relationship with predators and the likelihood of attacks. Both articles have similar aspects however the species way of life, specifically their environment and sleep schedule, are quite different as well as the authors way of observing and studying the primates within their habitats.
Marlene Martinez Anthropology 101 May 17, 2014 Zoo Assignment Monkeys and humans have been compared for years, we have all heard the expression “Monkey see, Monkey do”. Analyzing individual primates at the Santa Ana Zoo was quite an experience because when I use to hear monkeys I use to only picture one certain appearance and that was a brown monkey with a light brown face, and a long tail. Moneys are not just monkeys, humans aren’t just humans, and apes aren’t just apes they are all primates which is a mammal that has certain characteristics such as: flexible fingers and toes, opposable thumbs, flatter face than other mammals, have eyes that face forward and spaced close together, large and complex cerebrum, and they are also social
This paper aims to study the traits of non-human primates. By observing two types of primates including Common Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus) and Western Gorillas (Gorilla Gorillas), I try to find out their characteristics, pattern of their behavior, and differences between these two primate species. Especially, characteristics and behavior such
The first focal animal I chose to observe was a female adult spider monkey named Gumbelina who was sitting with a few of the other monkeys that were all sitting and grooming each other. She seemed to be very relaxed and won’t
Mark Mariano Professor Guenther Anthropology 131 November 25, 2012 Primate Observation Primates are one of the most interesting mammals on earth, not only because of their complex social structures, but because they hold so many similar characteristics to humans. Primates are often cited as our closest living relatives and on two separate occasions I observed four separate species of primates at the San Diego Zoo that can justify their use of their physical characteristics and behaviors that may be similar as well as different to the other primates and ours.
Whilst observing the capturing pieces of art at the Majorie Barrick Museum, I had encountered a piece that has truly grasped my attention. When we had the art tour guides guide us around the musuem to observe 3/4 specific pieces, I noticed they all were different with similar ties. They all had something unique about them, from the "graphite splatter" to the "thinned out chair leg" and the "fill in the vowels" worksheet found in a first grade work book. I've also noticed that art varies with age. If you ask a first grader to create art, we would most likely result in a piece of paper with splatters and stick figures, (yet there are a few youngsters with different mindsets), but what we don't know is that it has a certain meaning to them. Now
a. Travelchannel b. Budgettravel c. Y ahoo d. Usatoday 3. Opened a word document and started making a list of lighthouse locations. Brought it down to the 4 best choices according to them (considering the descriptions provided, looked through the pictures and descriptions multiple times)
I. INTRODUCTION Capuchin Monkeys are one of the most interesting animals in biological history. This is because they can provide answers for the way human beings behaved in the past. They have been known to share their food, use tools in a very practical way, have big brains, practice social conduct, treat some plants as medicine, practice alloparenting, and pursue vertebrae for food (Perry 2005, 507). Capuchin Monkeys are geographically distributed in the Americas. They are specifically found in the Central and South American tropical forests (Vogel 2006, 406). These monkeys have round heads, prehensile tails, and opposable thumbs (Anderson n.d.). They come in a variety of colors. Their colors range from pale, dark brown, to black. One
Last week I had the opportunity to visit the Los Angeles zoo on a beautiful, sunny Thursday (October 19th). Although I arrived off schedule which left a minimal amount of time to observe primates, I managed my time well. After being told that the larger animals get put away earlier, I figured my first stop would be at an ape enclosure. The ape I chose to see that day was the gorilla. The time that I began my observation was at approximately 3:05. At that time only one ape was quite visible and he was sitting at the front making eye contact with me making it seem as if he is HABITUATED. Next, post gorilla watching, I had the chance to take a gander at the ring railed lemurs at 3:40. These prosimians all had their own personalities which interested me deeply. Lastly, and certainly not least on my journey through the LA zoo, I had the chance of looking at the mandrills which were once classified as baboons. Considering that two baby mandrills were present and only a month old, this was my favorite exhibit to see because of their high energy and randomness of actions.
The animal I have chosen to study is the Japanese macaque, more commonly known as the Japanese snow monkey. Sir David Attenborough recently described the macaque as “one of the most successful and versatile of all primates”, commending its capacity to be “versatile, resilient, enterprising, tough and capable of surviving in extreme conditions”. This essay will continue by examining the Japanese macaque in a number of ways. Firstly, I will describe the physical characteristics of the animal, paying particular attention to the way in which their appearance has adapted to enable them to dominate in their habitat. Secondly, I will discuss the environment in which the macaques live in and the unique capabilities they maximise to develop a
Geographic Range and Environment As Chia LR Tan, a senior scientist at the San Diego Zoo stated “Sichuan snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) are limited to temperate montane forests at 1400–3400 m above sea level (4,600-11,150 feet) in Sichuan, Shaanxi, Gansu, and Hubei provinces”. Golden Stub Nosed monkeys only live in the areas of China located in the yellow on the map on the right. These monkeys are only found in the temperate montane forest in the middle of china and nowhere else on earth. These mountains are full of trees and The temperate coniferous rain forests sustain the highest levels of biomass in any terrestrial ecosystem and are notable for trees of massive proportions, including coast redwood, Douglas fir and Sitka spruce