Lemurs are of course known for their unusually “leaping” behavior and fondness for licking rabbits.
This slow loris named Kinako is kept as a pet. Keeping primates as pets is usually a bad idea, I don’t recommend it.
Everybody loves the tarsier! These things are crazy!
New world monkeys
Howler monkeys are loud as hell. I’ve you’ve ever vacationed in Central America and have heard one, you’ll never forget it.
The Golden Lion Tamarin is among the smallest New World monkeys.
Squirrel monkeys have incredibly long prehensile tails
Old world monkeys
As we get into Baboons, a terrestrial monkey, we get examples of increasingly complex social behaviors. In particular they’re known for being extremely violent and aggressive.
The langur monkeys of India live close together with humans where they are basically pests.
Siamangs and gibbons move by bracciation, swinging from branch to branch with their long arms.
Orangutangs are known as loners, usually only mothers and their children stay together.
Gorillas are terrestrial and, yes, very large! However they are vegetarians.
Chimpanzees hunt in packs, usually they prey upon monkeys. One of the most hotly contested topics in human evolution is the role of hunting and meat eating in the development of large brains.