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Leading the list in links to anything you want to know about apes, chimps or monkeys is the Electronic Zoo's Net Vet site located at: http://netvet.wustl.edu/primates.htm.  There is an abundance of links here.

Sponsored by  the Primate Conservation and Welfare Society, this organization. works to save the world's primates from extinction, and to end their abuse and neglect in captivity. View their site at:  http://www.fosseyinfo.com  (coming soon!)

Two sites you won't want to miss about primates are:  Primates.com at: http://www.primates.com/index.html and Steve Bloom's photography at:  http://www.primates.net/.  These are both exceptional sites on this subject.

An Introduction to the Taxonomy and General Characteristics of the Living Primates by Dennis O'Neil, Ph.D. Palomar College San Marcos, California may be found at:  http://anthro.palomar.edu/primate/default.htm

An abundance of links, information and photos on primates may all be found at the Primates Home Page at: http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/4451/

Primates of the World brings you information about primates in their natural habitats, zoos, sanctuaries, and entertainment and news. Their site is located at:  http://www.primatesoftheworld.com/

Aye Aye's Primate Primer contains photos, greeting cards, links and information and is a well put together site at: http://www.animaltime.net/primates/

Yahooligans Directories of primates include: links, photos, sounds, videos and more.  Visit their very complete directory of primate links here:  http://www.yahooligans.com/science_and_nature/living_things/animals/mammals/Primates/

PBS presents "Faces in the Forest" nature's tiniest monkeys, a fascinating study of  these little gremlin creatures. Deep in the Amazon jungle live creatures, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, that spend their days in the vertical world of the rainforest and their nights in hollow tree trunks. Beloved by the local Satare Maue Indians, who live alongside them, marmosets and tamarins are the world's smallest monkeys. See: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/gremlins/index.html

I saw a television program about Koko the Gorilla a few months ago and looked up this website. Koko, a female lowland gorilla born in 1971, and Michael, her male companion gorilla, born in 1973, use sign language and understand spoken English.  Koko's participation in this study began when she was one year old, and Michael's at the age of three and one-half.  Their intellectual, physical, and linguistic development has been studied extensively since their infancy.  Before Project Koko, very little was known about gorilla intelligence.

The Gorilla Language Project is both an effort to gather data about gorilla language and a case study of observed gorilla behavior and utterances. All signs, the context in which they occurred, the number of repetitions, and anything unusual that might have occurred during signing are recorded daily. The project administers informal and formal tests of vocabulary comprehension and of the understanding of relationships between objects and words, as well as standard child intelligence tests. There are also periodic video-taped sessions and audio-taped recordings.  During the course of the study, Koko has advanced further with language than any other non-human. Koko has a working vocabulary of over 1000 signs. Koko understands approximately 2,000 words of spoken English. Koko initiates the majority of conversations with her human companions and typically constructs statements averaging three to six words. Koko has a tested IQ of between 70 and 95 on a human scale, where 100 is considered "normal." Michael, the male silverback gorilla who grew up with Koko, had a working vocabulary of over 600 signs.  Their story is both fascinating and inspiring.  Learn all about this exceptional primate at:

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