MMonkeys are omnivores so they eat leaves, berries, nuts, fruit, roots, insects, spiders, lizards and herbs. Some monkeys diet is so large they can eat over 200 different foods a year. Some even eat dirt. MMonkeys live in trees, grasslands, mountains, forests, and on high plains as well as in zoos. Monkeys live in Europe (only one specie), Asia, South America and Africa.
IIt is recommended not to look a monkey in the eye for more than 4 seconds. Monkeys can have short periods of anger. They show anger by grinding their teeth. LLike humans, monkeys use vocalisations, facial expressions, and body movements to communicate.
Monkeys reproduce like a human – live babies and the parents care for it. The male and female get together. Monkeys are hairy with tails. They come in different heights and colours depending on the species.
Monkey’s real danger, and most other animal’s real danger is us. Most of the big jungle cats— leopards, jaguars and cougars—will catch and eat monkeys whenever they get a chance. In addition, almost every jungle or rain forest where monkeys live is also home to a species of eagle that likes to eat monkeys. Big snakes such as pythons and boa constrictors kill and eat monkeys, and so do crocodiles and caimans. Even chimps—which are an ape and not a monkey—sometimes catch, kill and eat small monkeys.
There are 264 known Monkey species. The smallest Monkeys are about 6 inches long and 4 ounces. The largest ones can be up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 77 pounds. Monkeys live for about 15-45+ years depending on the species. Monkeys live in groups, known as troops, and travel together to find food. You are able to have a monkey as a pet but they need a lot of care and attention.
When a monkey yawns that means that either he is tired or he is mad at something. Monkeys are most easily distinguished from apes by their tails. Apes have no tails.
A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana. Monkeys peel their bananas and do not eat the skins.