This Second Assignment asks you to gather appropriate information from at least three (3) reputable sources and write a cohesive short report on your choice of a living, non-human primate species. Your detailed and original report will demonstrate your understanding of the physical and social adaptations of your chosen species.
So … how do I do this?
1. Identify your chosen non-human primate species by its scientific name (genus and species) and its common name in English. Where (in the world) do they live? What do they look like? Is there sexual dimorphism in this species? What is the size of the average group? Are they diurnal or are they nocturnal?
2. Discuss the ecology of your chosen non-human primate. This section should be the largest section in your report.
a. What is the environment in which these creatures live in the wild? What do they eat? How do they get their food? How active are these primates in relation to the types of food that they eat? What is the average size of the group? What dangers do they face (predators, for example, each other, maybe?).
b. What are the behavioral relationships between each other in this particular species (social strategies)? What is their primary social group structure? Who “leads” the group? Are their dominance hierarchies in this primate species? How many offspring do the females generally have at one time? How long to offspring stay with their birth group? Is the group female philopatric or is it male philopatric, or do all offspring leave their birth group at or around sexual maturity?
3. Finish your report with a brief discussion about the current prospects for continuity of this species in its natural habitat (endangered status).
4. Submit your completed assignment by clicking on the Turn-It-In link at the bottom of the Assignment page on the course website.
IMPORTANT: Canvas does not accept work submitted in .pages or as Google Docs, Google Drive shared documents or as ZIP files. Submit your paper as a Word doc or .docx or as .rtf or .pdf file. I cannot grade your paper if I cannot open it!
Website APA citation format examples:
The Writing Center. (2019). Plagiarism. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved January 4, 2019, from https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/plagiarism/
IMPORTANT: Do not plagiarize information presented in your paper. Do not copy from any source, including the article(s) you use as references. Do not copy and paste or change a few words in someone else’s sentence structure and call if your own.
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