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The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates (the third group being the 21 species of apes). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent and, unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails.

Monkeys range in size from the Pygmy Marmoset, at 140 to 160 millimetres (5–6 in) long (plus tail) and 120 to 140 grams (4–5 oz) in weight, to the male Mandrill, almost 1 metre (3.3 ft) long and weighing 35 kilograms (77 lb). Some are arboreal (living in trees) while others live on the savanna; diets differ among the various species but may contain any of the following: fruit, leaves, seeds, nuts, flowers, eggs and small animals.


Monkeys

Monkeys are members of the primate groups: Old World monkeys and New World monkeys. Almost monkey species are tropical or subtropical, and almost all are diurnal. Most monkeys are arboreal.

Monkey Classification:

Kingdom:
Animalia
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorrhini

Other Names:

Monkey in Foreign Languages:

Afrikaans:
Aap
Albanian:
Majmun
Columbian:
Simio
Czech:
Opicák / Opice
Danish:
Abe /Abekat
Dutch:
Aap / Apin
Egyptian:
Qephi
Estonian:
Pärdik / Ahv
Faroese:
Apa
Finnish:
Apina
French:
Guenon
German:
Affe
Hungarian:
Majom
Icelandic:
Api
Indonesian:
Kera / Monyet
Irish:
Moncaí / Mwnci
Italian:
Scimmia
Latin:
Simia / Simius / Simius / Simius / Simia
Latvian:
Merkakis
Lithuanian:
Beždžione
Malay:
Monyet
Maltese:
Xadin / Xadina / Kitmejmun Gitmejmun
Mexican:
Mico
Navajo:
Mágí / Magí
Old Norse:
Api
Polish:
Malpa
Portuguese:
Macaco
Sardinian:
Moninca
Roman:
Majmun
Slovak:
Opica
Slovenian:
Opica
Spanish:
Mono / Chango
Swahili:
Tumbili
Swedish:
Apa
Tagalog:
Unggóy / Tsonggó
Turkish:
Maymun
Turkmen:
Maýmyn
Welsh:
Mwnci


Monkeys






Size: The smallest monkey is the Pygmy Marmoset at 4.6 to 6 inches in length and weighing only 3 to 5 ounces. The largest monkey is the Baboon at 3.6 feet tall and weighing up to 80 lbs.

Habitat: Old World monkeys are found in Africa, central to southern Asia, Japan, and India. Old World monkeys are found in rain forests, islands, steppes, mountains, and savannas, depending on species.

New World monkeys are found in Central America and South America, except for the very high altitude mountainous regions. New World monkeys prefer the tropical rain forests and scrublands.

Behavior: Monkeys have many different adaptations, depending on their habitat. Most monkeys are arboreal but some like the macaques and baboons are terrestrial.

Diet: Monkeys eat fruit, grass, leaves, eggs, insects and spiders, depending on the species.

Communication: Monkeys use vocalizations, facial expressions, and body movements to communicate.

Birth: Newborn monkeys are helpless at birth.

Sexually Mature: Monkeys sexually mature from 18 months to 8 years, depending on the species.

Life Span: Monkeys have a life span of 10 to 50 years depending on the species.

Social Structure: Groups of monkeys are called troups. Monkeys are very social animals. Monkeys express affection and make peace with others by grooming each other. Grooming helps monkeys keep their fur clean of dirt, dead skin, and parasites, but it also helps them to build social relationships.

Monkey Gifts


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