Interesting Facts About Monkeys

Interesting Facts About Monkeys

The monkey species either belongs to the Old World Species or fall under the New World primates. There are a total of 260 species of monkeys throughout the world and each one of them has their own characteristics, their own behavior as well as habitat. It is worth mentioning at this point that the term ‘monkey’ refers to the primates that are neither apes nor prosimians.

Given below is a list that mentions some of the most interesting facts about monkeys that people were unaware of till now:

  • Monkeys can weigh anything between 3 oz to over 100 pounds.
  • They are known for displaying a definite fondness for peeled banana and they normally do not eat fruits with skin on.
  • Monkeys carry tuberculosis, hepatitis infections, and simian herpes B.
  • Squirrel monkeys which are native to South America are known for growing to a length which is not more than 10 inches.
  • Owl monkey is only one species of monkeys which is extant nocturnal monkey.
  • 21 species of monkeys are had been listed as critically endangered in the year 2007.
  • A group of these monkeys are called as a mission or troop. They are known for having several hundred monkeys within these troops.
  • Not all monkeys live on trees.
  • Monkeys differ in terms of their diet which normally comprises of different preferences levels in terms of the eggs, small insects, animals, fruits, seeds, and leaves.
  • Howler monkeys are the loudest of all not only in this species but in amongst all the land animals.

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