Primates vary in size from Berthe's mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae) from Madagascar, weighing an average of 30g, to the Mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) found in the Virunga volcanic mountains, weighing in at an average of 200Kg.
Berthe's Mouse lemur, Madagascar
Mountain gorillas, Virunga NP
Primate diets vary greatly. Some primates are folivores, eating only leaves, like langurs (or leaf-
Vervet monkey eating Acacia sap, South Africa
Primates inhabit an immensely diverse range of enviroments. Vervet and green monkeys can live on the edge of the Sahara and Kalahari deserts. Allen's swamp monkey lives in swamp forest. Japanese snow macaques live in the snowy mountains of Northern Japan. Some primates live at high altitudes, such as the Bale Mountains vervet, or djam-
Japanese Macaque juvenile eating snowball, Japan
Humans are the most successful primate, inhabiting every continent of the Earth