Zoo Report

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Zoo Report There is a lot I learned studying the primates. Primates are very fasincating and I think there is a lot more to learn about them. There are many different primates in the world and for many of them not much is known. Primates have many different characteristics and because of this they are classified in different groups of spieces. I did my observations on prosimians, new world monekys, old world monkeys, and apes as well as some research to learn more about them. I went to Lincoln Park zoo to do some observation on the Apes and the one I chose was the common chimpanzee. When I found the habitat for the common chimpanzee it looked very well suited for them. The habitat inside had features of…show more content…
The colobus also have nails and not claws. At the time the Colobus monkey was in the middle part of the habitat and I was able to witness it jump to the upper part of its habitat. This was very remarkable because watching it jump looked amazing and they used their four fingers as a hook just like they are said to do. There was no social grooming going on and no dominance was shown at all . The male colobus looked slightly bigger but if you don't know about monkeys you may think they are the same size. The female was not in estrus and I did not see cheek pouches on them. The habitat made for them in the zoo resembled that of a forest. The colobus are arboreal quadrapedal. Their genus is Colobus and the family they belong to is Cercopithecidae. With the time I had a lot of my questions were answered. The colobus appear to be very mysterious and I think there is still much more to learn about it. After finishing up with my observations on the Colobus I decided to head over and learn more about one of the New World monkeys. The New World monkey I began to observe was the Black Howler monkey. The first time I went to the zoo to study them I was able to notice they are sexually dimorphed because the male is black while the female is more brown and that he male is larger. I was in the gibbons habitat observing them and they were sharing a habitat with the White-Face Sakis. The

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