Category Archives: Primates

Jane Goodall believes in Bigfoot

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Primates in motion

Prosimians Lemurs are of course known for their unusually “leaping” behavior and fondness for licking rabbits.

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Humans: unique or not?

Here’s a brief lecture by Robert Sapolsky, a neurobiologist at Stanford who also studies baboons and other primates. In this lecture he talks about aggression, theory of mind, the golden rule, empathy, anticipation, and culture as examples of human behaviors … Continue reading

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Brass Monkey

The Caribbean island of St. Kitts has a population of vervet monkeys that were imported from Africa during the time of the Atlantic slave trade. Much like raccoons (only much smarter) these creatures live off the detritus that humans leave … Continue reading

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Good boy, Pete!

Here’s a hardworking male spider monkey carrying a baby and doing dishes. Hey, Pete, you can come watch my kids and do chores at my house anytime. The story behind this video can be found here. The video maker notes: … Continue reading

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So many monkeys!

One man, one basket of food, lots of monkeys…

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