- To understand the taxonomy, biology and management of primate animals both in captivity and the wild.
- Discuss the nature and scope of our knowledge of primate animals.
- Describe a variety of different species from the suborder Strepsirhini.
- Describe a variety of different species from the suborder Haplorhini.
- Explain the dietary requirements for different primates.
- Explain the management of the physical wellbeing of primates.
- Explain the psychology of primates and their natural behaviour.
- Explain the management of the psychological wellbeing of primates in captivity.
- Explain breeding programmes for managing the conservation of primates.
- Explain the conservation of a range of primates.
- Explain the management of primates in captivity.
SCOPE OF PRIMATES
Primates include humans, apes, monkeys, lemurs and other related animals.
Primate taxonomic classification is being reviewed constantly, as in the other living organisms’ kingdoms, so the classification we present here is one of the accepted classifications at the moment.
Primates are classified into Strepsirhini and Haplorhini primates, differentiated by the maintenance of the rhinarium in the former or its disappearance in the “higher” primates. The rhinarium is the moist, hairless skin area around the nose present in many mammals (like dogs and cats).
Primates typically have a more complex social structure and are usually monogamous.
All primates are divided into two broad groups; the strepsirhines and the haplorhimes.
The Strepsirhini (“bent nose” in Greek) or Prosimians include Lemurs and Lorises from Madagascar mainly, but some also occur in Africa, Asia and Malay Archipelago.
Haplorhini primates (“simple nose”) are the Tarsiers and Simian Primates.
They may be split into either six, seven or eight families.
These families are:
- Tarsidae (e.g. Tarsiers);
- Cebidae (e.g. Night Monkey, Squirrel Monkey);
- Atelidae (Spider Monkeys);
- Callitrichidae (e.g. Marmoset, Tamarin);
- Cercopithecidae (e.g. Baboon and Colobises);
- Hylobatidae (e.g. Gibbon);
- Pongidae (e.g. Gorilla);
- Hominidae (Human).
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