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Monkeys

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MONKEYS There are about 260 known living species of monkeys. Many monkeys are arboreal which means that they are pertaining to trees, although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Species Baboons Baboons are African and Arabian Old World Moneys belonging to the genus Papio, part of the Subfamily Cercopithecinae.

There are five species. The five species are some of the largest nonhominoid members of the primate order; only the mandrill and the drill are larger.

Previously, the closely related gelada (Genus Theropithecus) and the two species (Mandrill and drill) of the genus, and these Old World Monkeys are still often referred to as baboons. Where Monkeys Live and What They Eat Monkeys live in trees, and sometimes on the ground.

Monkeys eat leaves, insects and grass. Sometimes they get those insects by going threw each others fur.

Monkeys don't clean themselves very good so they might smell bad. A Monkeys Habitat Most monkeys live in dense jungles. The majority of monkey species tend to inhabit similar habitats and have shared characteristics. Old World Monkeys Old World Monkeys, such as mandrills and baboons, are Native to Africa and Asia.

Old World Monkeys live in a variety of different habitats, from grasslands to rainforests to snowy mountain peaks.

In general,Old World Monkeys have: Curved nostrils that are close together, cheek pouches for storing food, sitting pads on their rears, and tails that cannot gasp limbs and trees. New World Monkeys New World Monkeys live in South and Central America and Mexico mostly in the trees in Tropical Rainforests. In general, New World Monkeys have: Nostrils that are far apart, No cheek pouches, No sitting pads on their rears, and prehensile tails, which can grasp limbs and trees. Whats For Dinner Monkeys are omnivores. This means that they eat a variety of different types of food. Many species of monkeys eat fruits, seeds, roots, herbs, and insects. Some monkeys eat very particular types of foods. In a year monkeys may eat 200 different things. Apes and Chimpanzees These two species aren't scientifically classified as monkeys, a common misconception due to their physical similarities. Apes Apes are old world anthropoid mammals, which belong to the biological super-family hominoidea. Chimpanzees Chimpanzees are members of the homonidae family. They split from the human branch of the family about four to six million years ago. A Monkeys Tail A monkeys tail is a distinguishing feature between a New World Monkey and a Old World Monkey.

A monkeys tail; is used for its balance, both in the air, and on the ground. When it;s in the air, it ensures that it won't fail to land up on its lair. The Body Parts Of A Monkey Legs
Arms
Tail
Head
Face
Body
Eyes
Nose
Mouth
Fingers
Toes
Ears Monkey Characteristics We see monkeys doing things that humans do.
While looking past the similarities, there are differences.

Some basic characteristics they share are, mammals (Primates), they have tails, they usually live in trees (Arboreal) or on a savanna. Also monkeys are intelligent. Monkeys That Live In Trees Most of the monkey's that spend their lives in trees have a prehensile tail that acts as an extra limb.

Monkey's live in trees to avoid predators. It allows them to live in relative, safety, and be closer to high growing foods. Washoe Washoe was a female chimpanzee who was the first non-human that learned how to communicate by using American sign language, which was part of a research experiment on animal language acquisition. Binti-Jua Binti-Jua is a female western lowland gorilla. She is best known for an incident in which she saved a three year old boy who fell into her enclosure. Koko Koko is a female gorilla who, is able to understand more than 1,000 signs based on the American sign language, and can understand about 2,000 words of English. Bubbles Bubbles enjoyed the good life at Neverland Ranch. Bubbles was pampered by Michael Jackson, his master. By the strange living environment and his creepy master, Bubbles had become very disturbed as he grew older, displaying fits of temper and even biting many visitors. Bubbles was banished from Michael Jackson's residence due to his misbehavior. Gordo Gordo is a squirrel monkey from a U.S Army Ape-O-Naut. Gordo was the first ape in space. He was part of the NASA Space Program. Gordo is also known as 'Old Reliable' Gordo -;Old Reliable;- BY: Lorena Muñoz
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