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MONKEYS are found in both Afro-Eurasia and the Americas. There are over 250 species of monkeys, most of which have tails and spend their lives in the trees. By contrast, APES are tailless and include only gibbons, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, chimpanzees and humans.

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Other Primates. James & Other Apes. Chimp Abandoned On Island Holds Hands With The Woman Trying To Save Him. Gorrilas Get Frizzy Hair-dos in Mist. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 01:34 GMT, 13 January 2011.

Gorrilas Get Frizzy Hair-dos in Mist

Researchers observe chimp mother and sister caring for disabled infant. A Japanese study of a chimpanzee mother caring for her disabled infant in the wild has shed light on how humans developed their social behavior.

Researchers observe chimp mother and sister caring for disabled infant

The first-of-its-kind study by a team of Kyoto University researchers was published Monday in the online edition of Primates, an international journal of primatology. What happen when you give one monkey cucumbers but grapes for another monkey. Ethiopian Baboons survey the landscape. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography, landscape photography Tags: africa.

Ethiopian Baboons survey the landscape

Gibbon with Anger Issues. Gorilla Mom Is SO Proud Of Her Perfect Newborn Twins. It's never easy to catch a glimpse of the mountain gorillas who roam Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park.

Gorilla Mom Is SO Proud Of Her Perfect Newborn Twins

Known for their natural shyness and poached to near extinction, these gorillas have every reason to be reclusive. Young Chimpanzee. Lazy Long-Tailed Monkey Rides Bambi. Published: 12:54 GMT, 17 August 2012 | Updated: 12:55 GMT, 17 August 2012.

Lazy Long-Tailed Monkey Rides Bambi

Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar. Deep below the surface of a water-filled cave in Madagascar, divers and paleontologists have uncovered a boneyard full of extinct giant lemurs.

Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar

Hundreds of bones dot the silty bottom of Aven Cave in Tsimanampetsotse National Park. The remains include exotic species such as the extinct elephant bird, a flightless giant similar to an ostrich, but the most numerous bones are from long-lost giant lemurs. The largest of the extinct lemurs were as big as gorillas, and paleontologists sometimes refer to the different types as sloth lemurs, koala lemurs, and monkey lemurs to describe their different lifestyles and the living animals they most closely resemble. Sometime between 2,000 and 500 years ago, all these giants disappeared, possibly at the hands of humans. Orangutan taking shelter from the rain. Chimps like listening to music with a different beat, research finds.

Related images(click to enlarge) Photo courtesy of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Chimps like listening to music with a different beat, research finds

"Our objective was not to find a preference for different cultures' music. We used cultural music from Africa, India and Japan to pinpoint specific acoustic properties," said study coauthor Frans de Waal, PhD, of Emory University. "Past research has focused only on Western music and has not addressed the very different acoustic features of non-Western music.

Meet the marmoset. Pygmy marmoset, extremely similar to a stuffed animal – the smallest monkey in the world.

Meet the marmoset

Its length is 12.5-15 inches without the tail, which is still longer than the body – 15-20 inches. Crab-eating Macaque. Gorilla Dad & Kid Play Tag. Orangutan Fishing. Japanese Macaques ("Snow Monkeys") Barbary macaque father and son. Amazing DIY Orangutans. Bonobos playing airplane. Gorilla Reunion — 2 Brothers See Each Other After Years Apart [7 Pictures] August 17, 2012 at 2:00pm | by AP Kesho and his younger brother Alf were separated when Kesho was moved to Dublin more than two years ago.

Gorilla Reunion — 2 Brothers See Each Other After Years Apart [7 Pictures]

But recently they were reunited at Longleat Safari Park. Baby White Cheeked Gibbon. Gibbon Taunts TIger. 97 per cent human: photographs of primates by Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers. Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As I mentioned in my last post on gorilla trekking, the experience boils down to a matter of luck. You never know in advance how far you will have to hike to encounter these rare great apes, who forage up and down the vertiginous, forested slopes of dormant volcanoes searching for their favorite fruits, roots, and leaves according to season. On my just-finished trip to the Virunga National Park, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, we slogged two and a half hours before making contact. Starting at 9 a.m. from the Bukima Ranger station, we walked across two miles of muddy cow pasture and potato fields to reach the walled park boundary, and then headed uphill on a path covered with slippery tree roots and jagged, exposed lava, in radio contact with trackers who had set out at dawn.

The last 40 minutes of the 90-degree incline was the most difficult, heart-bursting terrain. Mawazo means "the Thinker" in the local language. Orphan orangutans in Borneo. By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 13:55 GMT, 27 March 2012 | Updated: 15:47 GMT, 27 March 2012 Fooling around like little rascals these orphaned orangutans are having a great time.

Orphan orangutans in Borneo

From high-jinx in a wheel barrow to slumbering in a hammock, staff at the Borneo animal sanctuary where they live do their best to keep them entertained. British National Geographic photographer Charlie Hamilton James, 38, captured these incredible pictures of these primates while he travelled the island in the Pacific. Ape Skeletal Similarities [not to scale] Young Japanese Macaque. Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru animal photography Tags: baby animal.

Hope for wild mountain gorillas at Virunga Volcano National Park. Monkey teaches Human how to Crush Leaves. Meditating Japanese macaque relax. Random photo Submit your photo. Small as your finger. Happy Gibbon. True Friends. True Friends. Lazy spider monkey hitches rides on parrots. Chimps are not good with children. Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Congo. Macaque steals camera to snap himself.