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An overview of the species of monkeys orangutan

The bonobo is only found in one country, in Africa: Chimpanzees are found in Africa and have the largest range of any African ape. They range from Senegal in the west to Tanzania in the east.

What Do Monkeys & Orangutans Have in Common?

Gorillas live in west and central Africa, from Nigeria in the west to Rwanda and Uganda in the east. Orangutans are found in Asia, on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. How many types are there? Many taxonomies exist for gibbons. It is generally accepted that there are 16 species in four groups genera: Hylobates, Hoolock, Symphalangus, and Nomascus.

There is only one species of bonobo, Pan paniscus.

  • Together with the bonobos, chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans, sharing 98;
  • Chimpanzees live in big multi-male multi-female groups of up to 150 individuals;
  • Gibbon Gibbons are part of the biological superfamily Hominoidea and form the sister group to humans and great apes;
  • Chimpanzees are the most social of all the apes and live in communities of between 15 and 120 individuals;
  • Getting Around Orangutans and monkeys are arboreal, meaning they spend a lot of time in trees moving from place to place.

There is one species of chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, and several subspecies. There are two species each of which contain two subspecies: There are two species and several subspecies: Bornean orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus Sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii.

  1. The three distinct populations of orangutans on Borneo have recently been split into three subspecies.
  2. Democratic Republic of the Congo has the largest population, although chimpanzees have become extinct in some areas. On the ground bonobos are knuckle-walkers but they can also walk bipedally, and they are very adept at moving around in the trees.
  3. Gibbons are diurnal but unlike the great apes they do not build nests, and at night they rest on branches in the trees.
  4. Females often migrate to a new community during an adolescent estrus period.

One species is vulnerable, 11 are endangered, and 4 are critically endangered. Endangered Western gorillas are critically endangered; eastern gorillas are endangered.

Great Ape Protection

Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered; Bornean orangutans are endangered. What do they eat? Gibbons eat primarily fruit but also consume flowers, seeds, and leaves.

  • Their toes and fingers can grasp objects and are padded with prints;
  • Their diet is mainly fruits with regular amounts of insects, as well as birds and small mammals;
  • Chimpanzees construct nests at night in which to sleep;
  • Some Differences The biggest difference between monkeys and orangutans is the presence of a tail.

Bonobos consume mainly fruit but also eat seeds, flowers, leaves, and other plant parts. Chimpanzees mainly eat fruit as well as flowers, seeds, and other plant parts.

About Apes

Some groups regularly hunt and consume meat. Gorillas primarily consume leaves, stems, and roots.

  • There are four types of great apes;
  • The two species differ slightly in physiology, nutrition and social behaviour;
  • Gibbons form the family of Hylobatidae which can be divided into four genera;
  • They grow to reach heights of three to five feet, and weigh up to 120 to 200 pounds;
  • Distinctive habits and characteristics of chimpanzees include;
  • Orangutans can live 40 years in the wild and over 50 years in captivity.

Their diet primarily consists of fruit but also includes seeds, leaf shoots, insects, flowers, and bark. How big are they?

  1. Similar to chimpanzees and bonobos, female gorillas leave their natal group at sexual maturity to join another group or a solitary male.
  2. Chimpanzee males in the wild cooperatively hunt for meat. Chimpanzee Info Move your mouse over the different species pictures for more information about each one.
  3. Chimpanzees have a long mother-infant dependency period.