Primates can be some of the most interesting animals to learn about and watch, whether it be inside a zoo or you’re watching the discovery channel. I think part of the reason that they seem to grab our attention is because of their environment, their behaviors, and the differences between the species. Naturally while visiting the zoo, you naturally start comparing the primate’s behaviors to human behaviors, and I actually found my self doing that often. I will discuss the two primates I observed to include their natural behaviors, their human-like behaviors, and similarities and differences between the species.
On the 8th of September of this year, I made a well worth visit to the Lowry Park Zoo. It was 12:00pm when we arrived at the zoo, the days very hot but mildly cloudy with some humidity noted. The primate enclosure that commence my observation was the Siamang Gibbon, also known as Symphalangus Syndactylus. Upon approaching the habitat, at about 12:25 p.m., the first matter that caught my eye was the enclosure.