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This list of fictional primates is a subsidiary to the list of fictional animals. The list is restricted to notable non-human characters (Including Prehistoric human related species such as Homo Erectus and Humanoids) from the world of fiction including bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, gibbons, monkeys, lemurs and other primates.
||Origin and Author
||Arthur's Valentine by Marc Brown
||A tomboy who loves sports, drumming, and singing. She is 8 years old, and she is the best player on her team in just about every sport they play, rivaled only by the Brain at soccer and basketball.
||Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
||A philosopher who was captured from the wild when young and sent to the zoo. After the zoo sold him to a menagerie, an old Jewish man bought him and could communicate with him through his mind. Ishmael teaches captivity to the unnamed narrator.
||Discworld by Terry Pratchett
||The Librarian appeared in the first novel of the series, The Colour of Magic, and was transformed into an orang-utan in The Light Fantastic as the Octavo fired a beam of magic upwards. On discovering that being an orang-utan had certain advantages for a librarian - he can climb up to high shelves, for example - he refused to be transformed back into a human and has remained an orang-utan ever since. The other wizards have gradually become used to the situation, to the extent that, from Night Watch: 'if someone ever reported that there was an orang-utan in the Library, the wizards would probably go and ask the Librarian if he'd seen it'.
Primates in film 
||Planet of the Apes
||The leader of the gorilla factions (and the ape revolution, by extension) during the rise of the ape society prior to humanity's downfall, as the "lowest species" of the planet.
||A giant movie monster resembling a gorilla, that has appeared in several movies since 1933. These include the groundbreaking 1933 movie, the film remakes of 1976 and 2005, as well as various sequels of the first two films. The character has become one of the world's most famous movie icons and, as such, has transcended the medium.
|Mighty Joe Young
||Mighty Joe Young
||An abnormally large gorilla who grew up in the USA and with his human friend Jill's help returned to his homeland in Africa.
Video games