Planet of the Primates

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Go ape this INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY — discover the world of our not-so-distant relatives with these fascinating facts.

Today is INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY established to draw attention to the issues impacting primates across the globe. Primates are defined by their genetic composition and physical traits, including large brains, hands able to grasp, forward facing eyes, longer lifespans and complex social groups.

Realizing that these traits sound a bit like you? That's because you are a primate! Along with lower primates like lemurs, bush babies and upper primates like monkeys and gorillas — humans are considered primates. However, INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY isn't about us. Learn the facts about primates and their incredible contribution to our planet's biodiversity.

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