you can't beat the gibbon with his noodle arms and tiny face
Anyone know where I can watch season 1 of Chimp Eden?
I rented it from a library a couple years ago, but I've moved since then.
Greater North American Pavement Ape
Can I talk about monkeys? The Proboscis Monkey is my favorite. Did you know that the bigger a males nose is, the more attractive he is to females?
barring humans I'd say orangutans
they're scary smart with manipulating mechanical objects, escaping from their enclosures
and are generally peaceful
Plus, the males are fucking majestic(all the pics you've seen of fat orangutan males have been of captive and overfed apes).
Gibbons are pretty great. They're cute and wacky and everything they do is hilarious.
when I was young, there was this small local zoo just out of town, and they had a really nice big enclosure with two gibbons in it, a black one and a golden one, and you could go right up to the cage, there was no safety bars or any shit like that and the mesh was very wide so unless you were a body builder or something you could easily get your arm in.
I was friends with the gibbons, they would always come and sit next to me and stroke my hair and stuff while I talked and stroked them, I loved how gentle they were. I never saw them hang out with anyone else, but I am glad they liked me cause I had one friend at school and that was it.
My favorite ape are mandrills and drills. Gorillas are pretty cool too.
Best monkey is patas monkey. I think they're very unique. They're like if a cheetah stretched itself into a monkey skin.
Baboons and geladas used to be my favorite until I saw patas monkeys at the zoo. Actually I'm also a retard, because I called mandrills and drills apes instead of monkeys. Fuck me.
I have too many favorite monkeys. Patas monkey, grey langur, mandrill, drill, gelada, guinea baboon, hamadryas baboon, rhesus macaque, black howler monkey, gold headed tamarian, wied's marmoset, red faced spider monkey, dusky leaf monkey.. There's too many I like a lot. Patas monkeys just got my attention the most due to their anatomy and terrestrial behavior but unfortunately they are pretty obscure to find as far as info, videos/documentaries go.
Yeah? Well fuck you too, buddy.
it's not even just smarts, they're strong as fuck. i heard a lot of stories from the primate keepers at the zoo i used to work at. you couldn't have padlocks within their reach because if they could get two fingers into the lock, they could pop it open.
never worked with them myself but they were trained to give the stuff that the public threw into their enclosure to the keepers in exchange for a reward. i loved hearing radio calls about the orangs having shit they weren't supposed to have. the best by far was when someone told primate staff that one of the orangutans was "wearing sunglasses with a bunch of quarters in its mouth."
What are those little tiny fuckers called? I saw a really really tiny, maybe possum sized monkey at the zoo a few months ago. I loved them, they were like tiny little humanoid rats.