Monkey Facts

Monkey Facts

  • Monkeys are extremely strong, including spider monkeys
  • Another one of our monkey facts is that, some of the top predators of this primate include not only humans but also eagles and hawks
  • Monkeys are very vocal creatures, especially in the wild but, the loudest monkey of them all is the Howler Monkey, thus the name. The scream is so piercingly loud that it can be heard from as far away as 100 miles!
  • In all, approximately 260 different species exist throughout the world
  • Monkeys never catch common colds
  • Monkeys are highly social. In the wild, they live in families consisting of hundreds of monkeys. These groups are known as ‘troops’, which have a hierarchy structure
  • Monkeys are excellent swimmers, although most prefer to stay out of the water
  • The tiny spider monkey is quite an interesting creature. The tip of this monkey’s tail is so strong that it can support the weight of the entire body
  • Apes and spider monkeys swing arm-to-arm in trees, but most monkeys don’t. Instead, they run across branches
  • Monkeys use vocalisations, facial expressions, and body movements to communicate
  • Monkeys express affection and make peace with others by grooming each other
  • Grinning or pulling the lip is a sign of aggression in monkeys, along with yawning, head bobbing, and jerking the head and shoulders forward
  • Monkeys peel their bananas and do not eat the skins
  • Monkeys can grasp with both their fingers and their toes
  • Old World monkeys have 32 teeth. New World monkeys have 36
  • Twenty different vocalizations have been noted in squirrel monkeys
  • Monkeys have an IQ of 174, which is highly intelligent
  • There is 2% difference between humans and chimpanzees