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Humans belong to the biological group known as Primates and are

Humans belong to the biological group known as Primates and are


Tropical forests where many primates live are quickly disappearing, mainly to make room for agriculture

We share many behaviours and characteristics with our primate cousins and now we know our blood types are more closely linked as well. AAP Image/Taronga Zoo


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The hominid family is often known as the great apes, though humans do not typically refer to themselves by this term.

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Classification of modern humans (Homo sapiens) within the order Primates. evolution

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Scientists carefully study fossils to determine what the last common ancestor of humans and African apes

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Ardipithecus ramidus lived in a forest in Africa. Her fossil skeleton shows that she walked upright and yet had an opposable toe, good for climbing trees.

A group of monkeys having a 'scream fight.'

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Humans belong to the biological group known as Primates, and are classified with the great apes, one of the major groups of the primate evolutionary tree.

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