PRIMATES AND THEIR HABITATS

WHO'S IN THE CARDS?

Learn about the habitats and primates featured in the card deck.
Click on the buttons to view primate cards associated with the habitats.
Then click on any primate card for a full species profile.

Educational Objectives:

Become familiar with primate habitats

​Become familiar with primate species

Learn which primate species live in which habitats

Learn some world geography​

LET’S LOOK AT HABITAT TYPES AND WHO MIGHT LIVE IN THEM

WHAT IS A MANGROVE HABITAT?

A mangrove is a tidal swamp ecosystem found in tropical deltas, estuaries, lagoons, or islands. ​Mangrove trees have developed unique adaptations to their harsh conditions.

PRIMATES WHO LIVE IN MANGROVE OR SWAMPY HABITATS

 

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bald-uakari_56

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WHAT IS A MOUNTAIN (OR MONTANE) HABITAT?

Mountains provide a diverse array of habitats in which a large range of plants and animals may be found. ​On some mountains, species that live there may be found nowhere else in the world.

PRIMATES WHO LIVE IN MOUNTAINS

 

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golden-snub-nosed-monkey_14

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WHAT IS A RAINFOREST HABITAT?

A rainforest is a tropical woodland with an annual rainfall of at least 100 inches (254 cm). It is marked by lofty broad-leaved evergreen trees that form a continuous canopy.

PRIMATES WHO LIVE IN THE WORLD'S TROPICAL RAINFORESTSATS
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masked-titi-monkey_15
 
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bengal-slow-loris_15
common-squirrel-monkey_15
 
sumatran-orangutan_15
 
white-headed-capuchin_15

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MORE RAINFOREST HABITAT CARDS

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rainforest-habitat-2_19

The deck includes three sets of rainforest cards since tropical rainforests are home to most nonhuman primate species. These are the other two rainforest habitat cards.

WHAT IS A ROCKY CLIFF HABITAT?

A cliff is a vertical, or nearly vertical, rock exposure formed by the processes of weathering and erosion. The lack of soil, highly acidic bedrock, and constant erosion, limit the vegetation to mosses, lichens, ​and herbs growing on bare rock or crevices, and to sparse trees and shrubs rooted in deeper soil pockets.

PRIMATES WHO LIVE ON ROCKY CLIFFS

 

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cat-ba-langur_8
barbary-macaque_46

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WHAT IS A SAVANNA HABITAT?

A savanna is a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth, ​especially on the margins of the tropics or subtropics where the rainfall is seasonal.

PRIMATES WHO LIVE ON SAVANNAS
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vervet-monkey_6

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WHAT IS A SEMI-ARID HABITAT?

A semi-arid habitat is characterized by relatively low annual rainfall and having scrubby vegetation with short, coarse grasses. ​It is not completely arid. ​

PRIMATES WHO LIVE IN SEMI-ARID REGIONS

 

hamdryas-baboon_15

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WHAT IS AN URBAN HABITAT?

A semi-arid habitat is characterized by relatively low annual rainfall and having scrubby vegetation with short, coarse grasses. ​It is not completely arid. ​

Urban habitats are areas dominated by human activities and human constructions. These include towns, cities, and associated landscapes.

PRIMATES WHO LIVE IN OR NEAR CITIES

 

rhesus-macaque_15
common-marmoset_15
olive-baboon_15

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