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Primates are placental mammals that include gorillas, monkeys and chimpanzees, as well as humans. Other than humans, primates are found mostly in Central and South America, Africa, and South Asia.

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Are monkeys superstitious?

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Monkeys share a lot in common with us, but are they just as superstitious? Learn more about superstitious monkeys at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Bald Uakari

Bald Uakari has a distinctive red face. Learn more about the bald uakari at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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Cotton-Top Tamarin is a cool creature. Learn more about the cotton-top tamarin at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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The mandrill is a primate closely related to the baboons. Learn more about the mandrill at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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Gelada Baboon is a primate primarily found in Ethiopia. Learn more about the Gelada Baboon. See more »

The Ultimate Do Japanese Monkeys Season Their Food Quiz

 The Ultimate Do Japanese Monkeys Season Their Food Quiz

The question is not whether Japanese monkeys season their food, but why. Take this quiz to learn more about why Japanese monkeys season their food. See more »

The Ultimate Chimpanzees in Research Quiz

 The Ultimate Chimpanzees in Research Quiz

Chimpanzee biomedical research has been outlawed in all but two countries. Take this quiz to learn more about chimpanzee research. See more »

The Ultimate Can Chimps Learn Language Quiz

 The Ultimate Can Chimps Learn Language Quiz

Investigating whether chimps can learn language has occupied researchers for years. Take this quiz and learn whether chimps can learn language. See more »

The Ultimate Ape Culture and Conservation Quiz

 The Ultimate Ape Culture and Conservation Quiz

Much research has been done on ape culture and conservation since the 1960s. Take this quiz to learn more about ape culture and conservation. See more »

The Ultimate Monkey Quiz

 The Ultimate Monkey Quiz

Monkeys live in tropical and sub-tropical regions of Central and South America is asia and Africa. Take this quiz and learn more about monkeys. See more »