Primates News

Primates are a diverse order of mammals that include some of the most complex and intelligent species, such as humans, apes, monkeys, and prosimians like lemurs and tarsiers. This group is characterized by large brains relative to body size, forward-facing eyes for stereoscopic vision, and highly flexible limbs and digits. Primates are predominantly tree-dwelling (arboreal) though several species, including humans, have adapted to life on the ground. They are found across the globe, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and the Americas.