Animal Class >> Herbivores


Monkeys are one of the most recognized animals in the world. They are often long-tailed, medium-sized. They spend the majority if their lives in treetops, while others call flatter savannas and grasslands home. Most monkeys survive of a diet of fruit, leaves, nuts, berries, eggs, insects and occasionally other smaller animals.

Facts about Monkeys

  1. The pygmy marmoset, whose body is only 10 centimetres long, lives in the forests along the Amazon river, in Soth America. It is the smallest monkey in the world. Unlike other monkeys, marmosets have claws for gripping on to the bark as they climb trees. They curl their long tail round branches to help them balance. They eat insects and nuts.
  2. In Japan, where macaque monkey live, the winters are very cold. The Japanese macaques have shaggy coats to keep them warm and some keep out the cold by sitting in the hot water from volcanic springs

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