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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.

Monkey Facts

Facts about Monkeys

Monkeys do not catch colds.

The smallest monkey is the pygmy marmoset only measuring 5-6 inches.

The male howler Monkey is the loudest land animal, its “howl” can be heard at a distance of ten miles.

Monkeys are excellent swimmers but most monkeys prefer not to swim at all.

Monkeys learn from each other, and will often mimic movements.

Monkey’s groom each other both for cleanliness and social Monkey’s are primates.

Primates are a group of mammals characterized by having five fingers on their hands to enable them to grasp objects and food.

rimates are usually erect mammals with a spine, large eyes and good vision, and a relatively large brain in relation to their body weight.

Like human’s monkey have unique fingerprints that are different from other monkeys.

Monkeys show feelings of affection

Monkeys are very smart and learn from each other.

Monkeys live for 20 years or more.

The fur of monkeys offers protection from rain, wind and insects.

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