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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.More...

 

Interesting Facts About Squirrel Monkeys

Interesting Facts About Squirrel Monkeys

Squirrel monkeys are very little creatures that are known for having the largest brain to body mass ratio as compared to other monkey species throughout the world. They are inhabitants of tropical forests of South and Central America. They are known as Saimiri sciureus in scientific language in which saimiri refers to small monkeys in Brazilian, whereas sciureus refers to squirrel.More...

 

Jane Goodall And Gorillas

Jane Goodall And Gorillas

Dame Jane Morris Goodall, born as Valerie Jane Morris-Goodall, April 3, 1934, was one of the greatest anthropologist, ethologist, primatologist and the biggest UN Peace Messenger. She is considered as the world's biggest chimpanzee’s expert. Goodall is known for the study of family interactions and social behavior of wild chimpanzees living in Tanzania and Gombe Stream National Park. She founded the Jane Goodall Institute. She had worked for animal welfare and conservation. She was the one who found out that the apes can use tools.More...

 

Gibbon Adaptations

Gibbon Adaptations

Gibbons are complete tree dwellers, that is, arboreal in nature. This particular trait not only makes them quite different from most other terrestrial animals, but also has made them develop significant adaptive measures to survive in the world.More...

 

Endangered Rainforest Orangutan

Endangered Rainforest Orangutan

Orangutans are found in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. They live in Sumatra and Borneo. These gentle giants can reach a height of five feet. However, the males are generally four feet tall while the females are slightly shorter at three feet. An adult male orangutan can weigh up to 220 pounds, while the females weigh 110 pounds. The word “Orangutan” is Malay in origin and means “man of the forest”.More...

 

Rhesus Monkeys Facts

Rhesus Monkeys Facts

Rhesus monkeys are found in Asia, predominantly in China and India. They are medium in size and are sexually dimorphic. Listed below are some interesting facts about these creatures:More...

 

Facts About Langur Monkey

Facts About Langur Monkey

Langur monkeys are also known as the ‘leaf monkeys’ in light of the fact that they feed mainly on leaves. They are also known for eating fruits, grass, and flowers. Whenever they live in different kinds of environment, they eat any of these things and manage to survive. They are characterized by their large stomach as well as intestines which gives them a potbellied appearance.More...

 

Scientific Name For Howler Monkey

Scientific Name For Howler Monkey

Howler monkeys are spread in various parts of the world especially in the rainforests of South America. They can usually grow and attain a length between 56 and 92 cm which doesn’t include their tail which could be as long as their bodies and they can weigh anything between 10 and 20 lbs.More...