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17 Facts about Monkeys You Might Not Know

Monkeys are simply curious animals and are also considered popular exotic pets. Here are some facts about monkeys.

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17 Facts about Monkeys

  1. The smallest monkey in the world can hide behind your coffee cup; it is about 6 inches tall.
  2. Albert II was the first monkey to land on moon.
  3. The largest monkey can be up to 3 feet tall and can weight average of 77 pounds.
  4. Monkeys spend a long time in grooming; one of the most amazing facts about monkeys for kids is that they help each other in removing items from their fur.
  5. Arboreal are the only type of monkeys who lives their entire life on trees.
  6. Only Tails differentiate monkeys from APES.
  7. Monkey is also a part of Buddhism and Hinduism religion.
  8. Monkeys live in groups.
  9. Some type of monkeys can also howl, yet their howl is very loud and can be heard up to 10 miles away.
  10. Howler Monkey is the only type that spends 80% of its life sleeping or resting.
  11. One of the interesting monkey facts indicates that they are easy to train and are extremely intelligent and social.
  12. Monkeys have a great ability to grasp anything with both their toes and fingers.
  13. Monkeys communicate with each other using face expressions and hand gestures.
  14. Monkeys are the only civilized animals living on this planet after humans.
  15. Spider monkeys can walk on with two legs on a thin branch of tree.
  16. As we all know they love bananas.
  17. Owl Monkey is a type that sleeps all day.

10 Unique Types of Monkeys

Here is a list of the 10 most unique types of monkeys:

  1. Spider Monkey
  2. Baboon
  3. Blue Monkey
  4. Squirrel Monkey
  5. Howler Monkey
  6. Gibbon
  7. Mandrill
  8. Vervet Monkey
  9. Capuchin Monkey
  10. Japanese Macaque
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