Can two different species of primates mate with each other?



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    As far as I know, two different species of primates can not naturally mate with each other.  One of the definitions of a species is the inability to breed with each other.  There are however exceptions to the rule, such as a mating between a horse and a donkey to produce a mule.  However, I do not know of any primate inter-breeding in the nature.  There are however claims that primates of different species have been inter-bred in captivity or that ancestors of humans and chimps might have interbred.

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    By definition, a species is a group of animals that can successfully breed with one another and produce live young.  While there are only a couple popular exception, such as a donkey and a horse, inter species breeding is very rare, and no known primates have been able to bridge that divide.

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