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The Top 7 Most Dangerous Primates in the World

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Gorillas

Although they are portrayed in films as ferocious enemies, gorillas are actually generally friendly animals. However, because they are so big and strong, they will defend themselves if they feel attacked, which can put humans in danger.

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Slow Lorises

The only venomous primate and one of the world's six venomous animals are slow lorises. With their large, saucer-shaped eyes, they may seem really adorable, but they can also be very hazardous. Their incisors are very keen and perfect for injecting saliva.

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Rhesus macaque

Living close to humans in metropolitan areas, they are frequently encountered, which has resulted in some dangerous encounters. They have no fear of humans and are roughly the size of a six-month-old human infant.

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Mandrills

The mandrill, sometimes known as the Sphinx, is a medium-sized monkey distinguished for its strikingly bright coloring. They are a kind of monkey, yet they may weigh up to 60 pounds, just like an ape. These monkeys have a remarkable dental set.

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Baboons

These Old World monkeys range in size from medium to giant and are found in regions of Arabia and Africa. Baboons come in five different species. They all have canine-like fangs and strong claws, and when they're hungry, they can be violent.

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Spider Monkeys

Large and nimble primates, spider monkeys are indigenous to the Amazon rainforest. They rarely assault humans and rarely come into contact with them in their natural environments.

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Chimpanzees

With chimpanzees and bonobos sharing as much as 98% of our DNA, chimpanzees are our closest living relatives. Their height of up to 5.5 feet and their weight of 130 pounds make them comparable in size to many humans.