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examples of primates [2]click to hear

Many species are protected, especially because of deforestation (destruction of their habitat) and hunting.
examples of primates [2] chimpanzee lemur gibbon orangutan

chimpanzee click to hear

Primate of equatorial Africa whose genetic makeup is very close to that of humans; it is used mainly in medical research.

lemur click to hear

Tree-dwelling agile primate of Madagascar with a long tail; it is mainly nocturnal and feeds on insects and fruit.

gibbon click to hear

Tailless tree-dwelling primate of Asia; it swings from branch to branch with agility, using its hands as hooks.

orangutan click to hear

Primate found in Sumatra and Borneo with long powerful arms; it moves slowly and carefully between the trees in which it lives.