In order to complete this extra credit option, you must visit a large zoological society or a primate reserve

In order to complete this extra credit option, you must visit a large zoological society or a primate reserve

Primate Observations

In order to complete this extra credit option, you must visit a large zoological society or a primate reserve where it is possible to view the primates in person. Visit a facility like the San Francisco Zoo – observe primates and classify them. Upload your results.

Remember the Different Primate Types:
Prosimians are lower primates with pointed, dog-like snouts and elongated bodies. They are quadrapedal with a good sense of smell. New World Monkeys are found in the New World and rely heavily on sight. Some have prehensile tails with nostrils that are far apart and open. Old World Monkeys are found in the Old World and have nostrils that are narrow and close. Some have ischial callosities with no prehensile tails. Apes are the most advanced primates, found in Asia and Africa. They do not have tails, their forearms are longer and chests are barrel-shaped.

  1. Identify the name of the zoo you visited and include the URL of the website.
  2. Choose five (5) different primate species to observe for a few minutes each.
    (identify the primate, describe its method of locomotion, and note where it prefers to rest)
  3. Which primate species is this?
    Does this primate mostly sit, jump, climb, brachiate, hang or run?
    Does this primate prefer the high canopy, middle canopy, or the ground?
  4. Which primate species is this?
    Does this primate mostly sit, jump, climb, brachiate, hang or run?
    Does this primate prefer the high canopy, middle canopy, or the ground?
  5. Which primate species is this?
    Does this primate mostly sit, jump, climb, brachiate, hang or run?
    Does this primate prefer the high canopy, middle canopy, or the ground?
  6. Which primate species is this?
    Does this primate mostly sit, jump, climb, brachiate, hang or run?
    Does this primate prefer the high canopy, middle canopy, or the ground?
  7. Which primate species is this?
    Does this primate mostly sit, jump, climb, brachiate, hang or run?
    Does this primate prefer the high canopy, middle canopy, or the ground?
  8. Select one (1) species to observe: identify that species and include a photo.
    (if you can’t take a successful photo at the zoo, find one online)
  9. Describe at least four (4) forms of social interaction you observe this species doing at the zoo.
    (you’ll have better luck if you choose active primates and think about affiliative behaviors)

Describe Social Interaction A:

Describe Social Interaction B:

Describe Social Interaction C:

Describe Social Interaction D:

  1. Write a brief reflection on your experience in visiting the zoo and observing the primate enclosures.

 

REQUIREMENTS

writing  anthopology

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Primates are animals that are considered to be very interesting to watch as well as learn about them whether watching them live in a zoo or even in a film. Most of the primates tend to have a lot of similarities between the primates themselves as well as the human being. In making the primates observation, I watched a documentary film of the San Francisco Zoo where there different types of the primate………………..

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