Complete 5 pages APA formatted article: Similarities and Differences between Santa Barbara Zoo‘s Inhabitants. The Santa Barbara Zoo began operations in August 1963. The main objective of the anthropology assignment entails analyzing the behavior profile of three species of animals in the zoo environment. The primate categories analyzed are. prosimian, monkey, and ape.
The prosimians involve primate type that entails strepsirrhines that are living or extinct. for instance, lemurs, adapiforms, and lorisoids. The category also involves the haplorhine tarsiers and extinct relatives like omomyiforms. Prosimians have relatively primitive characteristics than apes, monkeys, or humans. The assignment analyzes the Philippine tarsier that was identified in the Santa Barbara Zoo. Philippine tarsier is one example of the prosimian primate. The scientific name is CARLITO SYRICHTA. The monkeys involve haplorhine primates. They generally have tails and have more than 260 living species. The majority of the monkey species are arboreal or tree-dwelling. however, there are several other species that live mainly on the ground, like baboons. The majority of the species are diurnal and hence active during the day. Monkeys are basically considered intelligent.
Crested capuchin is the monkey category analyzed in the assignment the scientific name of the monkey is SAPAJUS robust. The capuchin monkeys are part of the Cebinae subfamily of the New World monkeys. the diversity of the capuchin monkey involves. Central America, northern Argentina, and South America. The apes involve old-world tailless primates that are native to Southeast Asia and Africa. The analyzed ape is the Bornean orangutan that is native to Borneo Island in Asia. The orangutans are highly intelligent, have unique cultural patterns, and illustrate advanced tool applications. 97% of the DNA of orangutans is similar to humans. The scientific name of Bornean orangutan is PONGO PYGMAEUS (Larsen 127).
The Phillippine tarsier spent 90% of its time resting. This is because it is nocturnal, hence mostly active during the night. They rest on tree branches and in a sleeping position with their limbs around the tree branch. They also sleep on top of tree branches, with their limbs around the tree branch. The animal feeds insects, snake, bats, lizards, and birds.