Images of monkeys and apes

Archive for February, 2012


Rondo Dwarf Galago

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Rondo Dwarf Galago by Stephen Nash


Siamangs Singing

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Siamangs calling (female - left; male - right)

A mature pair of siamangs sing a duet song that lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Learn about Siamangs

Patas Monkey

Patas Monkey

Patas monkey (Erythrocebus patas) foraging for food.

Patas monkeys, also known as red guenons, are old world monkeys that live in family groups. They are primarily ground-dwelling – being often found in open bush and grass savannas. Note the distinct black face and white moustache.

White-collared Mangabey

White-collared Mangabey

White-collared Mangabey (Cercobebus torquatus) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans

Common marmoset

Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Photo by Claire F.I. Watson

Common Marmoset Care, a new website, promotes the welfare of captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) and illustrates their behavioural repertoire.

Designed to be approachable and fun to use, as well as instructive, the site is interactive and is illustrated extensively with photos and over 120 video clips to enjoy.

Silverback – Western Lowland Gorilla

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Pete - a Western Lowland Gorilla at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle


Tarsius syrichta by Jasper Greek Golangco

Philippine Tarsier (Tarsius syrichta), Photo by Jasper Greek Golangco

Tiny Primates With Ultrasonic Vocal Skills

By SINDYA N. BHANOO, The New York Times February 9, 2012

One of the world’s smallest primates turns out to be the only one that is ultrasonic, making and receiving calls that are outside the range of human hearing.

The animal is the tarsier, a five-inch-tall creature with pointy ears and large, round eyes. Tarsiers (pronounced TAR-see-ers) are considered endangered and are found only on islands in Southeast Asia — the Philippines, Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra. Read more

Tarsius syrichta photo