Suzanna. In love with a schnauzer named Mimzy. Instagram
eximago:

Eyes of a Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).

eximago:

Eyes of a Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).

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funkysafari:

Monkey Costa Ricaby Floyd Dean

funkysafari:

Monkey Costa Rica
by Floyd Dean

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headlikeanorange:

The Mouse Lemur from Madagascar is not bigger than a human hand, making it the smallest primate. A dozen can share a tree hole to sleep in, which they leave during the night to find food. (Planet Earth - BBC)

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christopher-edward:

One day I’d love to work with non-human primates.

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jtotheizzoe:

scipsy:

Variability of brain size and external topography.
Photographs and weights of the brains of different species. Primates: human (Homo sapiens, 1.176 kg), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes, 273 g), baboon (Papio cynocephalus, 151 g), mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx, 123 g), macaque (Macaca tonkeana, 110 g). Carnivores: bear (Ursus arctos, 289 g), lion (Panthera leo, 165 g), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus, 119 g), dog (Canis familiaris, 95 g), cat (Felis catus, 32 g). Artiodactyls: giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, 700 g), kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, 166 g), mouflon (Ovis musimon, 118 g), ibex (Capra pyrenaica, 115 g); peccary (Tayassu pecari, 41 g). Marsupials: wallaby (Protemnodon rufogrisea, 28 g). Lagomorphs: rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus, 5.2 g). Rodents: rat (Rattus rattus, 2.6 g), mouse (Mus musculus, 0.5 g). (via Frontiers)

What the hell is going on with that rabbit brain? Huge olfactory bulb on the left (as in the rat and mouse, big smellers) and an inverted cerebellum on the right hanging off like a couple “brain eyes”.

jtotheizzoe:

scipsy:

Variability of brain size and external topography.

Photographs and weights of the brains of different species. Primates: human (Homo sapiens, 1.176 kg), chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes, 273 g), baboon (Papio cynocephalus, 151 g), mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx, 123 g), macaque (Macaca tonkeana, 110 g). Carnivores: bear (Ursus arctos, 289 g), lion (Panthera leo, 165 g), cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus, 119 g), dog (Canis familiaris, 95 g), cat (Felis catus, 32 g). Artiodactyls: giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis, 700 g), kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros, 166 g), mouflon (Ovis musimon, 118 g), ibex (Capra pyrenaica, 115 g); peccary (Tayassu pecari, 41 g). Marsupials: wallaby (Protemnodon rufogrisea, 28 g). Lagomorphs: rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus, 5.2 g). Rodents: rat (Rattus rattus, 2.6 g), mouse (Mus musculus, 0.5 g). (via Frontiers)

What the hell is going on with that rabbit brain? Huge olfactory bulb on the left (as in the rat and mouse, big smellers) and an inverted cerebellum on the right hanging off like a couple “brain eyes”.

#brain   #science   #crania   #cranial capacity   #intelligence   #primate   #mammal  
biomedicalephemera:

Skull of Gorilla gorilla - The Western Gorilla. Front view.
Unlike many of the other Great Apes, gorillas rarely (if ever) consume non-insect meats, and even insects are a rarity in their diets. The majority of their required proteins are found in tiny quantities in their other foods, but given that an adult gorilla can consume up to 18 kg of food a day, it adds up quickly.
Though they tend to be innate conservationists in that they don’t consume enough to over-exploit an area before moving on (if they did that, it would not produce more food, and what’s the good in that?), the adult males have been observed many times completely tearing apart full-grown banana trees with their immense strength and vicious jaws, just to get at the juicy pith of the trunk. Juicy, juicy pith. Nom. 
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1904.

biomedicalephemera:

Skull of Gorilla gorilla - The Western Gorilla. Front view.

Unlike many of the other Great Apes, gorillas rarely (if ever) consume non-insect meats, and even insects are a rarity in their diets. The majority of their required proteins are found in tiny quantities in their other foods, but given that an adult gorilla can consume up to 18 kg of food a day, it adds up quickly.

Though they tend to be innate conservationists in that they don’t consume enough to over-exploit an area before moving on (if they did that, it would not produce more food, and what’s the good in that?), the adult males have been observed many times completely tearing apart full-grown banana trees with their immense strength and vicious jaws, just to get at the juicy pith of the trunk. Juicy, juicy pith. Nom. 

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1904.

(via scientificillustration)

#anatomy   #skull   #osteology   #illustration   #gorilla   #animals   #ape   #primate   #queue  
funkysafari:

Primate Skeleton
by Henry Horenstein

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Primate Skeleton

by Henry Horenstein

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nationalgeographicdaily:

Mandrill, Central AfricaPhoto: Michael Nichols

nothing to see here!

nationalgeographicdaily:

Mandrill, Central Africa
Photo: Michael Nichols

nothing to see here!

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ecocides:

Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) | image by Bob Jensen

ecocides:

Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) | image by Bob Jensen

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samaralex:

F*** the Carrot by Zlaya & Mara

samaralex:

F*** the Carrot by Zlaya & Mara

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A Mother’s Touch
by eclectic echoes

high five

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A Mother’s Touch

by eclectic echoes

high five

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funkysafari:

Ring-tailed lemur, Eulemur mongoz, Madagascar

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Ring-tailed lemur, Eulemur mongoz, Madagascar

#skeleton   #lemur   #primate   #osteology   #bones   #animals   #queue  
#animals   #monkey   #primate   #macaque   #wildlife   #japan   #queue  

come-away-to-the-water:

A pregnant orangutan protects her baby from hunters in Borneo. This pair were taken to safety by an organization called Four Paws, but there’s not always a happy ending. According to the Four Paws website, ”tens of thousands of adult orangutans have been slaughtered, while their orphaned offspring is frequently being sold off as pets or left behind to die, if they aren’t killed on the spot as well”.

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#orangutan   #animals   #primate   #wildlife   #ape   #indonesia   #palm oil   #bounty   #animal cruelty   #four paws   #queue