Bronx Zoo Paper
Pick the three primate species from Bronx Zoo Please!!! (make sure that Bronx Zoo has the species by researching on internet).
You could pick the three primate species based on this website: http://bronxzoo.com/exhibits
The paper will consist of your observations of at least three primate species.
anything from the prosimians to the great apes to Homo sapiens. The following information is required; you can find it on the signs in front of the
scientific name: ex. Lemur Cattus (the ring-tailed lemurs)
what family they are in: prosimians, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, or apes. This might not be on the sign but you can figure it out by referring to
the handout given in class.
natural habitat: forest, savanna, etc.
diet: if not on the signs, ask the zoo keepers
country/area of origin
What kind of locomotion do they use (see the handout, i.e. brachiation,
knuckle walking etc)?
Can you tell which are the dominant and subservient individuals?
Can you tell which are the males or females and which are juveniles and which
Can you infer anything about familial or friend connections between
Are there friendly or hostile interactions?
Who grooms whom and under what circumstances?