Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 18:42 EDT

Latest Primate Stories

52c090468a7e3bee69d901ec8fd086b1
2008-10-06 11:50:00

An international survey showed on Monday that a quarter of the world's mammals are threatened with extinction due to destruction of habitats and hunting. The report showed populations of half of all 5,487 species of mammals were in decline. Mammals range in size from blue whales to Thailand's insect-sized bumblebee bat. "Mammals are declining faster than we thought -- one in four species is threatened with extinction worldwide," said Jan Schipper, who led the team. The report updates the...

c0ccfa387ff884803fcb5538d3aa66ec1
2008-08-30 10:57:42

Cambodia conservation area contains tens of thousands of threatened monkeys A WCS report reveals surprisingly large populations of two globally threatened primates in a protected area in Cambodia. The report counted 42,000 black-shanked douc langurs along with 2,500 yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in Cambodia's Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area, an estimate that represents the largest known populations for both species in the world. WCS scientists conducted the surveys with the Royal...

2008-08-22 18:00:31

BABY Mangabey monkey Conchita stays close to its mummy bear at London Zoo yesterday. The seven-month-old primate is being hand- reared by zoo personnel with the help of the teddy. The cuddly toy is a substitute for Conchita's mother which, following a Caesarian section, was unable to bond with her. (c) 2008 Daily Mirror. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

9568961c81851d6aae3fe550131dd3571
2008-08-09 12:27:47

Noninvasive iron test helps modify diets for individual monkeys A medical test developed to detect an overload of iron in humans has recently been adapted to screen for the condition in some distant relatives: diminutive monkeys from South America, according to veterinarians at the Wildlife Conservation Society. The test"”which is now used to screen for elevated iron levels in marmosets and tamarins"”is a recent example of how advances in human health can be applied to animals in...

2008-08-07 12:00:46

By BEN MCCONVILLE By Ben McConville The Associated Press EDINBURGH, Scotland Can there be more lurking in the mist? Despite a startling find announced Tuesday that doubled the estimated number of western lowland gorillas in central Africa, scientists warned that hundreds of primate species remain in danger of extinction. A census by the Wildlife Conservation Society raised the estimate for gorillas in the Congo jungle to around 200,000 from a previous estimate of between 50,000 and...

cb9cf0465e898fda5b6e8e042e52815c1
2008-08-06 12:15:00

Oldest-known Asian fossils of monkey, ape and human ancestry date from about 54.5 million years ago, Duke researchers say Tiny fossilized teeth excavated from an Indian open-pit coal mine could be the oldest Asian remains ever found of anthropoids, the primate lineage of today's monkeys, apes and humans, say researchers from Duke University and the Indian Institute of Technology. Just 9-thousandths of a square inch in size, the teeth are about 54.5 million years old and suggest these early...

2008-08-06 06:00:24

By Andrew C. Revkin A grueling survey of vast tracts of forest and swamp in the northern Congo Republic has revealed the presence of more than 125,000 western lowland gorillas, a rare example of abundance in a world of rapidly vanishing primate populations. As recently as last year, this subspecies of the world's largest primate was listed as critically endangered by international wildlife organizations because known populations - estimated at less than 100,000 in the 1980s - had been...

4526e735b22436b1c0619105c6d2a1191
2008-08-05 12:00:00

Half of the world's primate population currently faces a looming threat of extinction due to deforestation and hunting for meat, according to an international report on Tuesday. The global review, conducted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature found that 48 percent of species face extinction. "We have solid data to show that the situation is far more severe than we imagined," said Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International and head of IUCN' primate...

94bce7e179f754e019c8a9ebf1e391821
2008-07-17 14:25:00

Relocation of entertainment orangutans from Los Angeles area to Des Moines great ape facility draws praise from ape experts A group of orangutans who appeared in Hollywood films, television commercials and magazine advertisements is being relocated to Great Ape Trust of Iowa "“ a significant move that begins to close the curtain in the United States on the decades-long use of orangutans in the entertainment industry. Great Ape Trust, a scientific research facility in Des Moines, Iowa...

2008-07-15 06:00:00

The primate would move when he pleased. Lied Jungle zookeeper Jennifer Giessinger needed to clean his cage. She tossed small chunks of sweet potato into an adjacent cage to entice the primate from his own enclosure into the other. A female primate had immediately moved into the adjacent cage when the gate opened, but the male was stubborn. Then the female went through the open gate again, back into the cage with the male. This had the makings of an exercise in zookeeping futility. Take...


Latest Primate Reference Libraries

Northern Muriqui, Brachyteles hypoxanthus
2014-04-17 13:48:56

The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...

Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
2014-04-16 11:22:42

The Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), also known as the greater slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Singapore, western areas of Malaysia, southern areas of Thailand, and Indonesia. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests but can be found in other habitats. It was first discovered in 1770 by Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer, who described it as a sloth, and was later classified with all other known lorises as a single species. Today, the Sunda slow loris is one of nine...

Gray Langurs
2014-04-10 16:46:11

Gray langurs, also known as Hanuman langurs, are members of the Semnopithecus genus, which contains seven species of Old World monkeys. Members of this genus can be found in a large range on the Indian subcontinent, preferring to reside in forested areas or semi-wooded areas at low or moderate elevations, although some species can be found as high as 13,000 feet above sea level. Until 2001, Semnopithecus entellus was the only species classified within this genus. When it was separated into...

Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey, Oreonax flavicauda
2014-04-10 14:40:56

The Yellow-Tailed Woolly Monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) is a New World monkey that is native to Peru. It is a rare primate species that is found only in the Peruvian Andes, in the departments of Amaxonas and San Martin, along with the bordering areas of La Libertad, Huanuco, and Loreto. This woolly monkey was, at first, under the Lagothrix genera with other woolly monkeys, but because of debatable primary sources, they have been placed under the Oreonax genera. This genus has been suggested to...

Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

More Articles (36 articles) »