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Primates Quiz and Answers

Questions: Test you knowledge about primates

  1. Adult male gorillas are known by what name due to the characteristic colour of the hair on their backs?
  2. The name of which primate means "Man of the Forest" in Indonesian?
  3. Which monkey's call can be heard up to 3 miles away through dense forest?
  4. Lemurs can only be found in the wild in which African country?

  5. Smaller than great apes such as chimpanzees and orangutans, which primates are also known as lesser apes?
  6. Mountain gorillas live in the dense forests of three African countries, can you name two of these countries?
  7. New World monkeys are found on which continent?
  8. Slow lorises are the only known primates to be what?
  9. Galagos are also known by what name?
  10. The five species of which monkey are yellow, olive, Guinea, chacma, and sacred?
  11. Which monkeys are named after their unusually large noses?
  12. Orangutangs are only found on which two islands?
  13. Which monkey is identified as the "organ grinder" monkey and is often used in films and television shows?
  14. There's a small population of Barbary macaques, also known as Barbary apes, in which part of Europe?
  15. Which animal is historically called the pygmy chimpanzee?


  1. Silverbacks
  2. Orangutang
  3. Howler monkeys
  4. Madagascar
  5. Gibbons
  6. Rwanda, Uganda, or the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  7. South America, or North America (New World monkeys live in Mexico, Central America, and South America)
  8. Venomous
  9. Bushbabies
  10. Baboons
  11. Proboscis monkeys
  12. Sumatra and Borneo
  13. Capuchin monkeys
  14. Gibraltar
  15. Bonobo