animals-of-the-world:

Brown Woolly Monkey (by Truus & Zoo)

animals-of-the-world:

Brown Woolly Monkey (by Truus & Zoo)

earthlynation:

Capuchin. Photo by robbobert

earthlynation:

Capuchin. Photo by robbobert

sdzoo:

Baby orangutans have the rockingest dos around.

biomorphosis:

Aye-aye is one of the strangest looking primates. They can only be found in the north-eastern parts of Madagascar. They are nocturnal and usually at the altitude above 700 meters of rain forest trees.

It has specifically designed middle finger which is used for extraction of food from trunks, braches and hard shells. Aye-aye taps a branch with its finger and listens if there is any sound of moving insects or larvae inside. If the movement is detected, aye-aye will make a hole with sharp teeth and use its middle digit to scoop the prey.

The ancient legends of Malagasy considered it the symbol of death due to its scary looks and eerie call. They believe that if the long pointed finger is pointed to any person, death befalls him/her. This leads people to kill aye-ayes on sight. Aye-aye is listed as nearly threatened species with 1000 left on the wild  and it is currently under protection.

biomorphosis:

Aye-aye is one of the strangest looking primates. They can only be found in the north-eastern parts of Madagascar. They are nocturnal and usually at the altitude above 700 meters of rain forest trees.

It has specifically designed middle finger which is used for extraction of food from trunks, braches and hard shells. Aye-aye taps a branch with its finger and listens if there is any sound of moving insects or larvae inside. If the movement is detected, aye-aye will make a hole with sharp teeth and use its middle digit to scoop the prey.

The ancient legends of Malagasy considered it the symbol of death due to its scary looks and eerie call. They believe that if the long pointed finger is pointed to any person, death befalls him/her. This leads people to kill aye-ayes on sight. Aye-aye is listed as nearly threatened species with 1000 left on the wild  and it is currently under protection.

allthingsprimate:

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allthingsprimate:

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Your free click generates donations from our sponsors. You may click once a day, every day. 100% of the donations raised go directly to the Jane Goodall Institute, which runs sanctuaries in Africa where orphaned chimpanzees can be cared for and given the chance to live reasonably full lives in spacious conditions. Your click helps JGI feed these rescued primates.

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cheshicat:

Check out tab #dimorphism #primates #baboons #skulls #faunal #smithsonian #naturalhistory #dc #washington (at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History)

cheshicat:

Check out tab #dimorphism #primates #baboons #skulls #faunal #smithsonian #naturalhistory #dc #washington (at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History)

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#ayyyyy #primatology #osteology
faunachimps:

After looking through her breakfast bag, Tatu chose to eat her bowl of cereal first!

Après avoir fair le tour de son sac à dejeuner, Tatu décide enfin de commencer avec son bol de céreals! #faunachimps #sanctuary #tatuchimpanzee #caregiverpics #breakfast #yum

faunachimps:

After looking through her breakfast bag, Tatu chose to eat her bowl of cereal first!

Après avoir fair le tour de son sac à dejeuner, Tatu décide enfin de commencer avec son bol de céreals! #faunachimps #sanctuary #tatuchimpanzee #caregiverpics #breakfast #yum

faunachimps:

After looking through her breakfast bag, Tatu chose to eat her bowl of cereal first!

Après avoir fair le tour de son sac à dejeuner, Tatu décide enfin de commencer avec son bol de céreals! #faunachimps #sanctuary #tatuchimpanzee #caregiverpics #breakfast #yum

faunachimps:

After looking through her breakfast bag, Tatu chose to eat her bowl of cereal first!

Après avoir fair le tour de son sac à dejeuner, Tatu décide enfin de commencer avec son bol de céreals! #faunachimps #sanctuary #tatuchimpanzee #caregiverpics #breakfast #yum

alphacaeli:

I went to the Melbourne zoo over the weekend and took a million photos, so here’s a couple of my favourites from the Primates.

  1. Gorilla gorilla
  2. Symphalangus syndactylus
  3. Varecia variegata
  4. Mandrillus sphinx
  5. Nomascus leucogenys
  6. Cebus apella
  7. Colobus guereza
  8. Saimiri boliviensis
thejunglenook:


Chimpanzees Prefer African and Indian Music Over Silence
Although previous studies have shown that chimps shun Western music, a new study out of Yerkes suggests that they rather prefer the different rhythms found in Indian and West African tunes!
“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,” explained study co-author Dr. Frans de Waal. “Past research has focused only on Western music and has not addressed the very different acoustic features on non-Western music.”
The study authors go on to state that “although Western music, such as pop, blues, and classical, sound different to the casual listener, they all follow the same musical and acoustic patterns. Therefore, by testing only different Western music, previous research has essentially replicated itself”
For example, a typical Western song may have one stressed (strong) beat for every three unstressed (weak) beats, an Indian raga may have one stressed beat for every 31 unstressed beats! So by including a wider range of music in the study design, these results could be the first to show that chimpanzees have a preference for particular rhythmic patterns!
Music was played for 40 minutes every morning for 12 days at Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The researchers noted that chimps would spend more time in areas where they could clearly hear the African and Indian music,  but they would retreat to the quieter areas when Japanese taiko music (which shares rhythmic characteristics with Western music) was played.
Dr. de Waal suggests that these preferences could be related to the chimps’ own rhythm use. “Chimpanzees may perceive the strong, predictable rhythmic patterns as threatening, as chimpanzee dominance displays commonly incorporate repeated rhythmic sounds such as stomping, clapping, and banging objects.”

Journal Reference:
Mingle, M. E., Eppley, T. M., Campbell, M.W., Hall, K., Horner, V., & de Waal, F. B. M. (2014, June 23). Chimpanzees Prefer African and Indian Music Over Silence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xan00000032 (x) (press release)

thejunglenook:

Chimpanzees Prefer African and Indian Music Over Silence

Although previous studies have shown that chimps shun Western music, a new study out of Yerkes suggests that they rather prefer the different rhythms found in Indian and West African tunes!

“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,” explained study co-author Dr. Frans de Waal. “Past research has focused only on Western music and has not addressed the very different acoustic features on non-Western music.”

The study authors go on to state that “although Western music, such as pop, blues, and classical, sound different to the casual listener, they all follow the same musical and acoustic patterns. Therefore, by testing only different Western music, previous research has essentially replicated itself”

For example, a typical Western song may have one stressed (strong) beat for every three unstressed (weak) beats, an Indian raga may have one stressed beat for every 31 unstressed beats! So by including a wider range of music in the study design, these results could be the first to show that chimpanzees have a preference for particular rhythmic patterns!

Music was played for 40 minutes every morning for 12 days at Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The researchers noted that chimps would spend more time in areas where they could clearly hear the African and Indian music,  but they would retreat to the quieter areas when Japanese taiko music (which shares rhythmic characteristics with Western music) was played.

Dr. de Waal suggests that these preferences could be related to the chimps’ own rhythm use. “Chimpanzees may perceive the strong, predictable rhythmic patterns as threatening, as chimpanzee dominance displays commonly incorporate repeated rhythmic sounds such as stomping, clapping, and banging objects.”

Journal Reference:

Mingle, M. E., Eppley, T. M., Campbell, M.W., Hall, K., Horner, V., & de Waal, F. B. M. (2014, June 23). Chimpanzees Prefer African and Indian Music Over Silence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xan00000032 (x
(press release)

faunachimps:

Sophie taking a nap on a rainy Friday morning. 
Sophie profite de ce matin pluvieux pour faire une petite sieste. #faunamonkeys #sophiemonkey #sleepy #caregiverpics

faunachimps:

Sophie taking a nap on a rainy Friday morning.
Sophie profite de ce matin pluvieux pour faire une petite sieste. #faunamonkeys #sophiemonkey #sleepy #caregiverpics

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#omg #lil baby!!! #primatology
biomorphosis:

A family of Bonnet Macaques shading from the rain.

biomorphosis:

A family of Bonnet Macaques shading from the rain.