All Things Primate
Lots and lots of primates of all shapes, sizes and species. Very few of these gorgeous photographs, GIFs, videos or articles belong to me but I always try to provide the source. If I’ve missed anything or you want something taking down please do get in touch!

A primatologist and a baboon are walking down the street. They meet a second primatologist who says, “Hey, what are you doing with that ape?” 

The first primatologist says, “Excuse me, you should know a baboon is not an ape. He’s a type of old world monkey.” 

The second one says, “Yes, I know that, but I wasn’t talking to you.” 


funkysafari:

An orangutan orphan showcases his different point of view at the Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre by WSPA Canada

funkysafari:

An orangutan orphan showcases his different point of view at the Nyaru Menteng Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre by WSPA Canada


Diana monkey 

Diana monkey 

Posted on September 16 with 12 notes at 8:30 pm

Long-tailed macaque by Rebecca Ang

Long-tailed macaque by Rebecca Ang

Posted on September 16 with 12 notes at 8:23 pm

Chimpanzee IQ starts in the genes

Smart chimpanzees often have smart offspring, researchers suggest in one of the first analyses of the genetic contribution to intelligence in apes. The findings, published online in Current Biology, could shed light on how human intelligence evolved, and might even lead to discoveries of genes associated with mental capacity.
A team led by William Hopkins, a psychologist at Georgia State University in Atlanta, tested the intelligence of 99 chimpanzees aged 9 to 54 years old, most of them descended from the same group of animals housed at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. The chimps faced cognitive challenges such as remembering where food was hidden in a rotating object, following a human’s gaze and using tools to solve problems.
A subsequent statistical analysis revealed a correlation between the animals’ performance on these tests and their relatedness to other chimpanzees participating in the study. About half of the difference in performance between individual apes was genetic, the researchers found.
(Full article from Nature)

Chimpanzee IQ starts in the genes

Smart chimpanzees often have smart offspring, researchers suggest in one of the first analyses of the genetic contribution to intelligence in apes. The findings, published online in Current Biology, could shed light on how human intelligence evolved, and might even lead to discoveries of genes associated with mental capacity.

A team led by William Hopkins, a psychologist at Georgia State University in Atlanta, tested the intelligence of 99 chimpanzees aged 9 to 54 years old, most of them descended from the same group of animals housed at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. The chimps faced cognitive challenges such as remembering where food was hidden in a rotating object, following a human’s gaze and using tools to solve problems.

A subsequent statistical analysis revealed a correlation between the animals’ performance on these tests and their relatedness to other chimpanzees participating in the study. About half of the difference in performance between individual apes was genetic, the researchers found.

(Full article from Nature)

Posted on September 7 with 11 notes at 5:48 pm

Red Uakaris by Marc Wisniak

Red Uakaris by Marc Wisniak

Posted on September 7 with 17 notes at 5:37 pm

cacajao:

If a tamarin is ~1.1 pounds and has 0.2” upper canines, that is the equivalent to a 150 pound human having 30” canines.

Think about that before you decide that you want to play with/keep a callitrichid as a pet.

Posted on September 7 with 32 notes at 5:37 pm

Coquerel’s sifaka by Jamie Neaves

Coquerel’s sifaka by Jamie Neaves

Posted on September 4 with 25 notes at 5:13 pm

5 Facts About the Human Blogger

…tagged by the wonderful sapiens-sapiens. Here goes:

  1. My name is Kristine (spell it with a ‘Ch’ at your peril).
  2. I am British with Eastern European origins.
  3. I thoroughly conform to the stereotype of the British being obsessed with tea, Doctor Who and sarcasm.
  4. Although I would struggle to choose a favourite species of primate, I recently saw and fell in love with a tiny pygmy marmoset attemping to cram the entirety of an enormous grape into its mouth.   
  5. I own a ring-tailed lemur onesie. I have yet to muster the courage to wear it on public transport.

I can’t remember how many people I’m supposed to tag now…five? I choose veganprimatologist, cacajaoancient-anthropoidsopakakaek and theolduvaigorge

Posted on September 4 with 3 notes at 5:08 pm

Singing gibbon by Tambako The Jaguar

Singing gibbon by Tambako The Jaguar

Posted on August 31 with 68 notes at 5:25 pm