Check out our monkey facts. You probably saw them in the ZOO, but do you know where they live, what they eat and how big they can be and much more? If not, read on!
- There are more than 260 known species of monkeys in the world.
- They are classified into Old World (from Africa and Asia) and New World (South American) monkeys.
- The length of the monkey ranges from 140 – 160 mm (5 – 6 inches) including tail.
- Baboon is the largest monkey (47 inches long, weighing 90 pounds).
- The Pygmy Marmoset is the smallest monkey.
- Monkeys eat a variety of foods, such as fruit, insects, flowers, leaves and reptiles.
- Old World monkeys have 32 teeth. New World monkeys have 36.
- The primates have two canine teeth, four of which are cutting teeth.
- Capuchins are skilled tool users. They smash nuts with rocks, insert branches into crevices to capture food, etc.
- Monkey live in groups called missions or tribes and have a strict hierarchy.
- The loudest monkey is the Howler Monkey.
- Monkeys have an IQ of 174 .
- Monkeys do not like to be touched (unless instructed to do so by Monkey).
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