20 Rocking Facts about 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.
  • Like humans, monkeys use vocalizations, facial expressions, and body movements to communicate.
  • Monkeys live in groups, known as troops, and travel together to find food.
  • Most monkeys eat both animals and plants.Some also eat dirt.
  • Monkeys peel their bananas and do not eat the skins.
  • Yawning of a monkey means that either he is tired or he is mad at something.
  • A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
  • South American Titi monkeys are rare among primates because they are monogamous. They mate for life and become distressed when separated. They show affection by remaining close, grooming each other, intertwining their tails, holding hands, nuzzling, cuddling, and lip smacking.
  • Monkeys can breed at any time of the year.
  • Some of the monkeys have prehensile tails, which can grab and hold objects.
  • A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can’t.
  • All monkeys like to be clean so they have a barber monkey clean out their fur. The barber monkey’s payment is the bugs in its customer’s hair.
  • The orangutan is the largest fruit-eating animal in the world and it rarely comes out of the trees.
  • The rarest monkey in the world is the Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysopygus) that still lives in two forest regions near the Brazilian town of Sao Paulo. It is a reddish orange to golden brown in color and it was first listed as endangered in 1982, rising to critically endangered in 1996, and today, researchers estimate that there about 75 individuals.
  • Chimpanzees are the only monkeys that can drink water using a “glass” made from a leaf. Moreover, chimpanzees can immediately learn how to use a “real” cup or glass. Also, they wash their teeth just like people do.
  • Groups of Snow Monkeys are primarily formed by adult females, there are roughly three time the number of adult females than there are adult males and young.
  • In each group, only the male monkeys that have high-rankings are allowed to mate with any female in the group. The males with lower rankings must sneak their way past a high-ranking male in order to get a chance at copulation with a female.
  • There’s something about monkeys’ physiological makeup that make them immune to the influenza virus.
  • Grinning or pulling the lip is a sign of aggression in monkeys. Along with bobbing the head or jerking it forward along with the shoulders.
  • All bonobo chimpanzees are bisexual!



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2 Responses

  1. NeoDra says:

    Monkeys can breed at any time of the year.
    this is the first time i heard about this

  1. June 28, 2012

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