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The South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance (SAASA) consisting of Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary are the current winners of the Lilizela Service Excellence Awards - Best Visitor Experience 'Wildlife Encounters'; Skål International Sustainable Tourism Award - Best Major Attraction; winner of the 'Best Animal Welfare Initiative' and overall winner of the World Responsible Tourism Awards.
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Primate Feature
Douc Langur


Douc is Vietnamese for "monkey"

The doucs or douc langurs make up the genus Pygathrix, which consists of these 3 species:

Red-shanked Douc, Pygathrix nemaeus Black-shanked Douc, Pygathrix nigripes Gray-shanked Douc, Pygathrix cinerea

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Fossil Reveals Ancient Primates Took Refuge In Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, October 20, 2008 (ENS) - More than 43 million years ago, when tropical forests and active volcanoes covered west Texas, primates chose to live there in preference to cooler northern climates, according to new fossil evidence discovered by Chris Kirk, physical anthropologist at the University of Texas at Austin.

Directing a field project to recover Eocene fossils from West Texas, Kirk and colleague Blythe Williams of Duke University discovered Diablomomys dalquesti, a new genus and species of primate that dates back at least 43 million years.

"After several years of collecting new fossils, reviewing Texas' primate community an...

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Gorilla - French

Gorilla gorilla gorilla



Sous-ordre: Haplorrhini Infra-ordre: Simiiformes Super-famille: Hominoidea...

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Chimpanzee - French

Pan troglodytes



Sous-ordre: Haplorrhini Infra-ordre: Simiiformes Super-famille: Hominoidea Famille: Hominidae Genre: Pan

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Bonobo - French

Pan paniscus


Autres noms: chimpanzé bonobo, chimpanzé nain, chimpanzé pygmée; lesser chimpanzee, bonobo chimpanzee (anglais); chimpancé pigmeo (espagnol); bonobo ou dvärgschimpans (suédo...

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The squirrel monkey is thought to be one of the most intelligent species of primate. It has the largest brain to body mass ratio of all the monkey species in the world.
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