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examples of primates click to hear : examples of primates

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

chimpanzee click to hear : chimpanzee

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 : lemur

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

gibbon click to hear : gibbon

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

orangutan click to hear : orangutan

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