It’s NOT a Monkey: The Tarsier

One of the biggest pet peeves of a primatologist (a person who studies primates), let alone most biologists, is when people call primates ‘monkeys’. Primates are a highly diverse group that includes the Great Apes, Old World Monkeys, New World Monkeys, Prosimians and Humans [1]. Sometimes misbehaving humans are also referred to as monkeys, but is that accurate? Nope. Tarsiers

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How to Meet a Monkey!

It’s a monkey! Up in that tree over there, in those bushes, on the ground! Stealing that tourist’s camera! For many backpackers travelling in South East Asia, the first encounter with a monkey, let alone any kind of primate is one of enchantment, enthrallment and sometimes entanglement. There is something about seeing our distant relatives

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