or Hominoidea are a superfamily of primates, which includes humans
. Under the current classification system there are two families of hominoids:
- the family Hylobatidae consists of 4 genera and 13 species of gibbons, including the Lar Gibbon and the Siamang, collectively known as the "lesser apes"
- the family Hominidae consisting of orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans, collectively known as the "great apes".
Harvey Cutter traveled back ten million years to Miocene Italy to capture live specimens of hominoids for the San Diego Cenozoic Zoo.