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Pri·ma·tes

(prī-mā'tēz),
The highest order of mammals, including humans, monkeys, and lemurs.
[L. primus, first]

Primates

(prī-mā′tēz)
An order of vertebrates belonging to the class Mammalia, subclass Theria, including the lemurs, tarsiers, monkeys, apes, and humans. This order is most highly developed with respect to the brain and nervous system.
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The mounting responsibilities of the primacy during this time--the country's vast size, competing demands from primates' own dioceses, and the relative lack of funding--began to take a serious toll on the primates' health.
It restricts testing on nonhuman primates and require approval of new nonhuman primate testing by a committee of experts.
Primates live in tropical and subtropical areas and are mainly found in regions of Africa, South America, Madagascar and Asia.
"To find a skeleton like this, even though it appears a little scrappy, is an exciting discovery that brings a lot of new data to bear on the study of the origin and early evolution of primates," senior author Eric Sargis said in the Yale statement.
The RSPCA's senior scientific officer Ros Clubb said: "It doesn't matter how well-intentioned the owner is, primates are not suitable pets.
An evolutionary connection between North African and Peruvian primates could have arisen in one of two ways, the researchers propose.
To better understand occupational health and safety practices at facilities housing nonhuman primates, in December 2012, the Association of Primate Veterinarians, with technical support from CDC, surveyed primate veterinarians in North America about animal handling practices and PPE standards at their institutions.
'Many trees that have seeds dispersed by primates are also important to people, because those who live in the vicinity of the forests gather a lot of fruit and nuts,' Olsson said.
"Among the plan's priorities is a staffing strategy that will maintain a high level of care for the animals, ensuring that primates will not be adversely affected by the transition," the release said.
Humankind's closest living relatives -- the world's apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates -- are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures.
TWYCROSS Zoo is gearing up to host its first International New World Primate Symposium this week.
In a European Commission survey, 80% of the public felt that using primates in laboratories was unacceptable.