Brachiator

Brachiator~ a name given to animals who perform brachiation. They achieve brachiation by moving from one branch to another using their arms. Most primates fall under this category please enjoy this demonstration.

brachiation. (n.d.). The American Heritage® Science Dictionary. Retrieved September 11, 2010, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/brachiation

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One Response to Brachiator

  1. Megan M. says:

    Gibbons are so fun to watch. Actually, though, most primates do not brachiate – it’s something that’s pretty unique to apes, and just the occasional monkey. The rest of the monkeys tend to run around on top of the branches instead of swinging beneath them.

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