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A Photo Safari at the San Diego Zoo

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#PHD2013 is getting closer and closer. In the meantime, here are some more portraits of San Diego Zoo residents, following on from last week’s post.

Here’s an angolan colobus monkey, with some bits of breakfast stuck to its face.

An African Grey Parrot, a conspecific of the famous Alex.

A menacing Steller’s Sea Eagle, the best of all of Steller’s birds, according to John McCormack. (Sorry, Steller’s Jay!)

An Allen’s Swamp Monkey. This primate is the only species in its genus, Allenopithecus.

A domestic camel with a floppy hump.

A female bonobo.

A pair of female bonobos, taking a break from some allogrooming.

Jason G. Goldman About the Author: Dr. Jason G. Goldman received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he studied the evolutionary and developmental origins of the mind in humans and non-human animals. Jason is also an editor at ScienceSeeker and Editor of Open Lab 2010. He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Follow on . Follow on Twitter @jgold85.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. John Scanlon FCD 10:26 am 04/18/2013

    Allogrooming. Is that what they call it these days? :)

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