Essays Tagged: "Primate"

Chimps v Humans - similarities & differences

ving in such regions as lowland jungles and mountainous regions. Humans are classified in the order Primates, and family Hominade. Within this family, human beings, our nearest living relatives, the A ... ls and we became increasingly sophisticated. The human skull is slightly different from that of our primate ancestors, these changes occurred over thousands of years of evolution. Over time the humans ...

(2 pages) 137 0 3.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

A four page paper about Spider Monkeys

The Spider monkey is a primate with the scientific name Ateles geoffroyi. There are nine subspecies under this name, three ... habit when in large groups make them easy to find.The Spider monkey is among the most agile of the primates.5 They are able to get fruit wherever they go, even on terminal branches. Their name comes ... r brain of the spider monkey aids in searching for and remembering locations of rarer food sources. Primates that eat more highly dispersed foods generally have larger brains than those that eat more ...

(3 pages) 55 0 4.4 May/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Chimpanzee Cannabalism and Infanticide

ormed in Africa and analyze how and why this strange behavior occurs in a commonly thought peaceful primate.Wild chimpanzees(Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) are known to kill and eat mammals in variou ... munity that chimpanzees are the closest human relatives we have. If we are indeed superior to these primates, does it not stand to reason that humans should be able to learn from this violence and avo ...

(9 pages) 52 0 4.4 Feb/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Evolution of Homo Erectus. Details physical and social evolution from Aegygptopithecus to the appearance of Homo Erectus. Improve: Mixed up "hominoid" and "hominid" a bit.

ween the time of the Old World anthropoid Aegygptopithecus, and the appearance of Homo Erectus, our primate predecessors went through a world of change. The fossil, climatic, and archaeological eviden ... o (m.y.a.) (Turnbaugh 190). Dating back to this time are fossils of Aegygptopithecus. This genus of primate was a fruit-eating, arboreal quadruped that was about the size of a modern howler monkey. It ...

(7 pages) 192 0 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Anthropology Lab, a scientific project about White Handed Gibbions, (Apes) and explores their grooming habbits.

Anthropology LabMay 14, 2000IntroductionWhite Handed Gibbons are in the Primate Order of the Hylobatidae Family of the lesser apes, in the Genus Hylobates (which includes a ... d, respectively. On the far bottom northeast corner of the enclosure is a feeding bin, in which the primates may temporarily retreat from sight. In center of the east side of the enclosure is a water ... OS-----13046-----1782.4%Coco Table 2DiscussionThe tables indicate that just over 14 percent of each primates time was spent on grooming activities; 14.9% for Honey and 14.4 % for Coco.The Pie chart il ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

The Meaning of Life : A Look Through the Matrix.

cteristics with apes and monkeys, we also belong to the Chordata phylum, the Mammalia class and the Primate order, among others. In this system, the only grouping that clearly separates us from the mo ... flawed. Although it may hold true that we have large physical similarities with the lower class of primates, our mental capacities are incomparable. Unfortunately enough, humans are given the capabil ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Analysis of human intentionality as explained by Michael Tomasello.

ichael Tomasello's problem that he wants to solve is to explain difference between humans and other primates in evolutionary closeness that allows humans to be radically different from non-human prima ... m non-human primates. Tomasello begins with the premise that humans are evolutionary close to other primates in two ways (2). Firstly, the evolutionary change Tomasello seeks occurred in the last 200, ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The actual document of the Magna Carta that forcibly signed by King John put into my own words as best as possible

and for the reform of ourrealm, by advice of our venerable fathers, Stephen archbishopof Canterbury,primate of all England and cardinal of the holy Roman Church, Henry archbishopof Dublin, William of ...

(18 pages) 59 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

British Plans against France, and against the Jews in 1915

ab States under European guidance and supervision . . . owing spiritual allegiance to a single Arab primate, and looking to Great Britain as its patron and protector."1The early disaster to British ar ...

(4 pages) 63 2 4.4 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Animal research and its importance

o build a true computer model in the future will be based on data drawn from today's animal studies.Primates represent only about 1/3 of 1 percent of animals in research. But during the last half cent ... nly about 1/3 of 1 percent of animals in research. But during the last half century, research using primates has led to major medical breakthroughs, most notably in the treatment of polio and Rh disea ...

(4 pages) 66 1 4.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biology: Human Evolution

the human ancestral tree. Today, it is widely accepted that humans share a common ancestor with the primates and that we have evolved from some primate closely related to our modern day primates. Scie ... er body size. These species represent the ancestors of today's chimpanzees or similar tree-dwelling primates.Skull #904, found Kenya, and dated 20 million years ago, very closely resembles the modern ...

(6 pages) 119 1 4.1 Sep/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology


Gorilla, their class; Mammalia, order; primate. Today I am going to inform you on the characteristics of the gorilla, and how they seem to ... to discuss the characteristics like their behavior.The gorilla is the largest and strongest living primate. The skeletal strcture of the gorilla is similar to that of the human, but the bones are thi ...

(2 pages) 44 2 2.8 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Book Review - "Congo" by Michael Crichton.

-time CIA associate, to find both his employees and the diamonds. Dr. Peter Elliot, a researcher on primate advancement, accompanies them on the trip hoping to return Amy, a gorilla he has taught to c ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Continuous Evolution of Humans

lligent, but merely on the basis for survival.Recent studies have shown that the characteristics of primates have increased in body mass in many of the primate lineages. This comes to show that natura ... d upon this group of animal on the basis of survival. Studies have shown that in most regions where primates reside in, now have larger fruit sizes. The selection would help these primates shift to a ...

(2 pages) 64 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

"The Hot Zone": The Deadly Truth (Book Report on The Hot Zone with quotes)

In October of 1989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming ra ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Primate Observation

Primate Observation Bronx Zoo Origins of man are believed to be from a supernatural sprit that just ... ntifically the Mouse Lemar belongs to the Lemuridea family. It is classified as the smallest of all primates. They weigh approximately 1.8-2.1oz. Which is about the same as a half a stick of Butter. V ... estion periods last for 59 to 62 days, which is a dream for most Humans. These are very interactive primates, jumping and playing around with each other. Its thick fur, hanging in fringes on the cheek ...

(7 pages) 40 0 5.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Art In Education

mans cannot outrun a cheetah; we cannot swim like a shark and we cannot swing from the trees like a primate. However, we possess one quality that stands out among creatures because most other animals ... es because most other animals don't possess it although there are some exceptions like Koko the ASL primate who was taught to sign by humans. We do everything else like the other animals: we seek out ...

(6 pages) 17 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


amed by early Europeans because of their shining eyes. Some characteristics that make lemurs primates are that they live in trees. Also primates have strong hands with long fingers and opposabl ... es. Also primates have strong hands with long fingers and opposable thumbs that can grasp branches. Primate arms can move freely around the shoulder joint. This movement enables primates to swing from ...

(2 pages) 9 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Summary of Gloria Steinem’s Erotica & Pornograph

ue ability to affect our own evolution. Play, art, and invention can often take precedence over the primate dogma of work, nature and physical labor until an imparity is created in the former. Another ...

(1 pages) 2566 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Bigfoot: Finally A Reasonable Scientific Inquiry?

gence. This is most certainly false. The creature is probably is on the order of other contemporary primates in intelligence and reasoning. While often sighted alone, the animal seems to be part of a ... Bigfoot is not alien, psychic, supernatural, good or evil. It is a rare, highly adapted, reclusive primate.There is much to be said against the belief of Bigfoot. And much of it is right. The evidenc ...

(9 pages) 626 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy