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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Like most mammals, this female gorilla has four limbs and a strong skull to protect its large brain. As well, its thoracic cavity contains a four chambered heart and a pair of lungs.