BrainPOP

Primates

What are primates? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the diverse order of mammals that includes monkey, apes, and you! There are more than 200 species of primates, so head into the tropical treetops to glimpse a few of them in their natural habitats! Discover the differences between Old World and New World monkeys, what separates great apes from lesser apes, and why long-snouted prosimians look so darn funny. Finally, explore how primate evolution led to some of the characteristics of primates shared by species of all shapes and sizes, from opposable thumbs to prehensile tails to the need to stick together! There’s no business like monkey business!

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