Posts tagged primate.



I’m going to source this because apparently nobody has yet.

This is from photographer James Mollison’s project; “James And Other Apes.

Reblogging peachandtherattlesnake for his/her crediting the work.

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Chimpanzee, 2012.

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  January 02, 2013 at 04:00pm
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Pongo pygmaeus and abelii - the Bornean and Sumatran Orang-utans. Victim to conversion of tropical rainforest to oil palm, fire, and extermination as a pest species, it is expected that orangutans will disappear within the next few decades. 

What can you do to help? Many  orang-utan orphanages exist that take volunteers and donations, and a really great project is buying land for the purpose of conservation. 

It’s also not a bad idea to reconsider what you eat. Money drives a lot of conservation initiatives, so look at the food you pick up from the grocery store. Avoid oil palm and its derivatives, support companies that are committed to being oil palm free, and do your best to stay aware.

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Scientific American (2006)
Becoming Human: Evolution and Rise of Intelligence

This is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, issues from them since everything in this one is pure gold. 


Planet of the Apes
David R. Begum

Bonobo Sex and Society
Frans B.M. de Waal

Diet and Primate Evolution
Katherine Milton 

Why Are Some Animals So Smart?
Carel van Schaik 

Stranger in a New Land
Kate Wong

The Littlest Human
Kate Wong 

Founder Mutations
Dennis Drayna 

How We Came to Be Human
Ian Tattersall

The Morning of the Modern Mind
Kate Wong 

The Emergence of Intelligence
William H. Calvin 

I’m reblogging this because I don’t think you guys realise how AWESOME it is. And also this is a link to the ENTIRE ISSUE.


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  November 29, 2012 at 07:00am


Tim Flach - More Than Human

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#primate  #ape  #monkey  #animals  #queue  


Primatologist Jane Goodall bends forward as Jou Jou, a chimpanzee, reaches out to her in Brazzaville, Congo. Goodall revolutionized primatology with her 1960s studies at Tanzania’s Gombe Stream Game Reserve, where she observed chimpanzees making and using tools, a landmark discovery in wildlife studies.

Photograph by Michael Nichols. 

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A crowned lemur (Madagascar - BBC)

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#lemur  #gif  #animals  #cute  #queue  #primate  


Zoo keeper Ding Ming has adopted an orphaned ring-tailed lemur in Shijiazhuang, capital of northern China’s Hebei Province. She made the orphan lemur an incubator, which has a ceiling bulb to keep the tiny primate warm. It also contains a large fluffy stuffed monkey to keep the youngster company. Picture: HAP/Quirky China News / Rex Features

omg so cute