Category: Primates

Orangutan (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The word “orangutan” means “person of the forest,” and you need only observe one of these beautiful and brilliant apes for a few minutes to see what a fitting name that is. There are presently three species: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the Sumatran orangutan (P. abelii), …

Primates TOOB (Safari Ltd.)

Review of the 2019 Primates TOOB by Safari Ltd. I had bought this set early on when I started my Synoptic Collection, mainly for the marmoset and tamarins. I have since retained the bonobo and sifaka too, pending eventual release of standard-sized figures of these species. This TOOB is another example of Safari Ltd recently …

Spider Monkey (Wild Safari Wildlife by Safari Ltd.)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Spider monkeys, which belong to the genus Ateles, live in the jungles of Central and South America. They derive their popular name from their long, spindly limbs and prehensile tail. Such adaptations make them superbly agile climbers despite their relatively large size. Safari’s spider monkey was originally …