Gorilla, Monkey & Ape (DK Eyewitness Books) by Ian Redmond

By Ian Redmond

Книга , руководство жизни приматов и обезьян . Превосходные цветные фотографии гориллы, макаки, павиана, лемура и других видов приматов . here's a incredible and informative consultant to the lives of the nice apes, monkeys, and different primates. large colour pictures of gorillas, orangutans, macaques, baboons, lemurs, and diverse different primate species supply a different view of a few of the worlds such a lot clever animals.

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By Ian Redmond

Книга , руководство жизни приматов и обезьян . Превосходные цветные фотографии гориллы, макаки, павиана, лемура и других видов приматов . here's a incredible and informative consultant to the lives of the nice apes, monkeys, and different primates. large colour pictures of gorillas, orangutans, macaques, baboons, lemurs, and diverse different primate species supply a different view of a few of the worlds such a lot clever animals.

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Before proper scientific studies of primates were made, there was a great deal of confusion among 18th-century Europeans about the different species of ape. Many weird and wonderful pictures appeared, and all apelike creatures were referred to as orangutans. This orang was kept as a pet by an Englishman, Captain Daniel Beeckman, who visited Borneo in 1712. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Cheek flap sticks out to the side Flaps form an oval facial disc Throat pouch LONG DISTANCE CALLER Beard OLD SUMATRAN The orangutans of Sumatra (Pongo pygmaeus abelii) differ slightly in appearance from their Bornean cousins (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus).

The macaques’ descendants are still in residence today. (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. LITTLE-FOOT NOT YETI DISCOVERED In the forests of Sumatra, zoologists have found primate tracks that they find deeply puzzling. They seem to belong to a small apelike creature that walks on two legs. 2 m) tall. ” If evidence is ever found to prove that either creature exists, it is unlikely to look like this fanciful monster. Plaster cast of an orang pendek’s footprint taken in 1994 Hanuman has monkey features and a human body GOOD DEED Hindus believe that the monkey god Hanuman, shown on this 18th-century bronze plaque from southern India, is the ancestor of all monkeys.

A nut must be struck hard enough to break the shell, but not so hard as to crush the nutritious kernel. Adult females seem to be the best nut-crackers and they teach their skills to their offspring. Rock hammer can weigh up to 20 lbs (9 kg) 55 (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Infant watches and learns from its mother TERMITE TREAT Eating termites can be a risky business. They must be sucked quickly off the fishing rod and crunched up before they can bite. Scientists who tried to fish for termites themselves discovered that it is much harder than it looks.

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