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All About Monkeys

Children's Book About MonkeysBefore we get into the world of monkeys, the first thing you have to know is they are not apes. People tend is just clump the monkey and ape together, but there are many distinctions between the two. The easiest way to remember the difference is, a monkey has a tail and an ape does not. So a Capuchin is an example of a monkey, whereas a chimpanzee is an ape.

A family of Monkeys TogetherThere is around 260 species of monkey on the planet. They are divided into two specific categories; Old World and New World. The old world monkeys live in Africa and Asia. They tend to have turned down noses and their nostrils are closer together. They also have nails on their hands and feet like we do. The new world monkeys live in Central and South America and parts of Mexico. These monkeys have the prehensile tail that helps them grasp and is perfect for climbing trees. Good thing as they spend most of their lives in them.A Little Black Monkey Lying on a Tree

We may think monkeys only eat bananas, thanks to the media, but this primate’s diet is actually quite varied. Depending on the species, monkeys enjoy snacking on termites, ants, eggs and small lizards. Some will even eat seeds, bark and the sweet sap of trees.

The monkey species is as varied as we humans are in their looks, personalities and tendencies. Take the Proboscis monkey. This poor creature has a really big nose. It lives in the jungles of Borneo and is believed to use his huge honker to attract a female. He does this by making a loud call through it. How romantic…

Black Monkey running through the Branch of a Tree The Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest monkey of them all and is more commonly referred to as the Finger Monkey. This little guy measures in at only 5.5 to 6.3 inches long (14 to 16 centimeters) and weighs about 4.9 ounces (140 grams). Even though these little primates are being kept as pets, it is not recommended. Pygmy marmosets have been known to get aggressive as they age, plus they are highly social animals that do not do well in a cage or alone. They may be cute, but they’re best left to live their lives in their native rainforest home.

A Monkey Eating With A Colorful FurOn the other side of the coin, the biggest monkey is the Mandrill. This blue and white-faced animal measures in at 3 feet long (90 centimeters) and weighs up to 77 pounds (35 kilograms). This monkey’s overall body isn’t just large, it also has huge chompers, too. Its canine teeth are shown when the mandrill greets another mandrill and also for self-defense.

Monkeys are both comical and fascinating. Do some monkeying around for yourself and check out more information on these clever primates. If you are around a zoo or a primate sanctuary, be sure to stop in and pay a visit to this endearing animal.

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4 Comments

  1. Simen Kowell January 6, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    We all knew that humans and monkeys have something in common such as their skills and characteristics. But of course, we are more logical and rational than monkeys. People should still be attentive when near a monkey because we never know what monkeys can do. Based on experience, my female cousin was attacked by a monkey when she was 8 years old and she was traumatized with that experience. Until now, she is afraid to visit places like zoo because she don’t want to see monkeys.

  2. Donny Trump January 7, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Learning about monkeys,where they live, how many different species there are, what they eat, how big they can be and much more are really interesting. This video books are a great resources for school science projects.

  3. Seleen Dion January 7, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Everybody knows who they are and enjoys watching their childish actions at zoos, however, some of these monkey facts are perhaps factors that you don’t know anything about. This kid video book will help you learning about monkeys.

  4. Paul McKartnie January 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Monkeys and humans share a common ancestor. Evolution is about adaptation. In humans, not being the strongest or the fastest, we evolved to be the smartest. But our intelligence is about different, separate adaptations that occurred at different times. Becoming bipedal is one. Using tools is another. There were many different drivers that forced us to become more intelligent and evolve into humans. For other animals, such as monkeys, they would need to run into the same series of
    circumstances to evolve the same as us.

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