any mammalian animal that belongs to the same group as humans, such as monkeys, apes, lemurs, etc.
What is "primate"?
Primates refers to a diverse group of mammals that share several unique characteristics, including a large brain relative to their body size, opposable thumbs or toes, and forward-facing eyes with depth perception. Primates can be found living in many different habitats, from tropical rainforests to savannas and even deserts. They are known for their complex social behavior, communication skills, and adaptability. Some of the most well-known primates include monkeys, apes, and humans. Many species of primates are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss, hunting, and other human activities, making conservation efforts critical for their survival.