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Originally posted by muzzleflash
These red colobus seem very similar as well.
With close ups of the hands it would be easier.
Here is a link with a list of monkey species Types of Monkeys
It looks a lot like Gibbons but those are from SE Asia if I am not mistaken and I don't see how that would work out.
A mysterious "alien-like" creature found outsideNature's Valley this week has been revealed as a newborn infant baboon. The discovery of the animal's carcass, by 17-year-old Curt-Leigh Dixon, son of local SANParks ranger Llewelly Dixon, was made at Covie between Nature's Valley and the Tsitsikamma toll plaza on Monday. Images of the creature - which has a thin, exaggerated torso and long limbs - have baffledthose who have seen it, some believing it to be a dead dog and others even suggesting it is from another planet. But Dr Magdalena Braum, of The Crags Vet Clinic who performed the autopsy, has now confirmed that it is in fact a newborn female baboon. "It was most likely killed by the bite through her scull soon after birth, possibly infanticide which is very common in some primate specieswhen a new male takes over the troop," she said. "The body is misshapen and mummified because it had been carried by the mother afterdeath. We have seen it quite often in baboon research troops, when females carry the deceased infants sometimes for as long as three to four weeks on their tail section before finally discarding them. "That explains unusually long and narrow mid-body segment." Llewelly Dixon said despite the findings of the autopsy, people he ran into still did not believe the carcass was that of a baboon. "The teeth don't seem like a baboon's teeth, and while the head was slack the legs were stillvery rigid. People I have told still don't believe it is a baboon.
Monkeyland – the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary (at The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay) - offers tours (we call them monkey safaris) during which you’ll see species of monkeys, lemurs, gibbons, and other primates in their forest home. And you’ll experience our 128-metre suspended canopy walk.
Monkeyland is the world's first and currently only multi-species free-roaming primate sanctuary.
Specie List And Info View Gallery
RED-BACKED BEARED SAKIS / Latin name: Chiropotes chiropotes
BLACK AND WHITE RUFFED LEMURS / Latin name: Varecia variegata variegata
RINGTAIL LEMUR / Latin name: Lemur catta
BLACK LEMUR / Latin name: Eulemur macaco
The BLACK HOWLER MONKEY (Alouatta caraya)
BOLIVIAN SQUIRREL MONKEYS / Latin name: Saimiri Boliviensis
COMMON SQUIRREL MONKEYS / Latin name: Saimiri sciureus
CHACMA BABOON / Latin name: Papio ursinus ursinus
HANUMAN LANGUR / Latin name: Semnopithecus entellus
SPECTACLED LANGUR / Latin name: Trachypithecus obscurus
WHITE-HANDED or LAR GIBBON / Latin name: Hylobates lar
HOODED, TUFTED OR BROWN CAPUCHIN / Latin name: Cebus Apella
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
reply to post by facelift
Unfortunately no links yet mate, but as soon as it comes up in the paper on their site, I will link.
Originally posted by Jason88
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
More pics from the news site Facebook page:
Now that we can see the body - it's got a tail, it's twisted and elongated - it's an Ape. A dead, sun baked, thrown in the ocean Ape.
ETA: The news site hasn't updated yet on "official" word.edit on 10-7-2013 by Jason88 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by grubblesnert
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
Seriously here's what I see:
-The skull appears fractured/crushed (note broken upper teeth) this may have distorted and shrunken the porportions of the upper part of the skull.
-The body looks possibly dehydrated from being out in the sun after the "wash up"
-The torso appears twisted (reminds me of old fashion twist of chewing tobacco). This would also distort the natural shape, narrowing and elongating) of whatever this was before death.
- The arms look pretty darn long with paws like a sloth.
-The teeth are "bovine like" grinders, meaning it was a plant eater and no incisors detected. Monkeys have incisors
I'm going to say it's a Sloth.