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by Scott Steedman
Here are monkeys that chew gum, monkeys that fish for crabs, and monkeys susceptible
to sunburn in a fact-filled overview of these funny, furry creatures.
The Fascinating World of Primates
by Angels Julivert
Children discover the many places where these five-fingered, five-toed animals live, how they care
for their young, and how they form diverse social groups and relationships. Remarkable differences
among primates are shown and explained--from the pigmy titi, weighing in at less than three ounces,
to mighty 450-pound gorillas.
by Ian Redmond
Primates: From Howler Monkeys to Humans
by Erin Pembrey Swan
Primates: Lemurs, Monkeys, and You
by Ian Tattersall
This thoughtful introduction to the evolution of the primates includes information about the
existence of these animals today.
Primates in the Zoo
by Roland Smith
Designed to introduce readers to the care of animals in zoos, this book describes, in short
chapters and fairly well-written text, the care, feeding, breeding, and transporting of primates
My Life with the Chimpanzees
by Dr. Jane Goodall
Renowned for her stunning National Geographic films, Jane Goodall travels tirelessly promoting her
important work. The only autobiography written for younger readers, this book is illustrated throughout
with many photos of the author's childhood and years in Africa.
Among the Orangutans
by Evelyn Gallardo
Young readers will respond positively to Birute Galdikas' determination to save the orangutan and its
environment, despite the hardships she encountered.
by Diana Harding
This book is currently out of print with Amazon.com.
However, it is available from the International Primate Protection League
Amazing Monkeys by Scott Steedman
Published by Knopf. 1991
The Fascinating World of Primates by Angels Julivert
Published by Barrons Juveniles. 1996
Gorilla by Ian Redmond
Published by Knopf. 1995
Primates: From Howler Monkeys to Humans by Erin Pembrey Swan
Published by Franklin Watts, Incorporated. 1999
Primates: Lemurs, Monkeys, and You by Ian Tattersall
Published by Millbrook Press. 1995
Primates in the Zoo by Roland Smith
Published by Millbrook Press. 1992
My Life with the Chimpanzees by Jane Goodall
Published by Minstrel Books. 1996
Among the Orangutans by Evelyn Gallardo
Published by Chronicle Books. 1993