Interesting Facts about Monkeys

Monkeys are the funny and naughty creatures. Many species of the monkeys are tree-dwelling, but some are living on ground too like baboons. Hereare some interesting and amazing Monkeys Facts.

Facts about Monkeys
Monkeys are the funny and naughty creatures. Many species of the monkeys are tree-dwelling, but some are living on ground too like baboons. Here are some interesting and amazing Monkeys Facts. 

1. Name Origin

The origin of word “monkey” is not clear. Bit some think its derive from Moneke, the name of the son of Martin the Ape in a medieval animal story or its relate to word manikin, from the Dutch manneken (“little man")


2. Major Three Kinds

Monkeys are divided into three major types. They are - The New World Monkeys , The Old World monkeys and The Apes. Some didn't include apes into the category of monkeys.


3. Species

There are total 264 known species of Monkeys are found throughout the world.


4. Live in groups

Monkeys are living in groups and travel together to find food.

5. Omnivorous

Monkeys are Omnivorous. They eat both animals and plants.

6. Peel Bananas

One of the interesting facts about Monkeys is that they peel their bananas and do not eat the skins.


7. Know how to use Tools


Monkeys knows how to use tools. We find monkeys often to use tools to find food or eating food.


8. Monkey Convicted for a Crime

A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.


9. Smallest Monkey

Pygmy Marmoset monkeys are the known smallest species of monkeys throughout the world. It measures 117-159 millimeters in length and 85 to 140 grams in weight.


10. They do the math

Monkeys can understand written numbers and even can count them. They can also understand the basics part of arithmetic too.

11. Teach their children's

Scientists observed female monkeys teaching their child how to clean their teeth.


12. Fastest Monkeys

Patas monkeys are the fastest runners among the primates.


13. Rare New World Monkey

The uakari is the most rare monkeys of New World category.

14. Largest Monkey

The largest monkey in the world is the male mandrill. It is almost 3.3 feet long and 35 kilo grams in weight.

15. Almost found everywhere

Monkeys are almost found everywhere in the world except from Australia and Antarctica.

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