The 12 primates for study in the practical are the following:
- Ring tailed lemur
- Lesser bushbaby
- Common marmoset
- White faced capuchin
- Vervet monkey
- Chacma baboon
- Black and white colobus monkey
- White handed gibbon
For each of the primates, the following information is provided and needs to be studied:
|Mode of locomotion
|Size and weight
Primate social behaviour
Study the video clip and note all social behaviours observed among the chacma baboons.
- Alternative Video (click and open in default application)
- Powerpoint File
- Powerpoint Show
- Video file
Three primates from across the globe
Read through each of these articles and then answer the questions on your practical sheet.
- Life on a fast track. Kenya's Patas monkey by Lisa Moore LaRoe.
- Kenya's patas monkeys not only run fast, they eat fast, reproduce fast - and some are dying fast.
- National Geographic, February 2004.
- Smell trouble. Borneo's proboscis monkey by Tim Laman.
- Borneo's flamboyant primates are famous for having big noses. What you might not know about them is they're graceful, they can swim, and they're in trouble.
- National Geographic, August 2002.
- Kings of the Hill? by Virginia Morell.
- In a male-dominated world, a female-run society is decidedly refreshing. Check out gelada monkeys - but don't mess with the queens: they bite.
- National Geographic, November 2002.