A Proboscis Monkey

Monkey Fun Facts

Can you imagine a monkey without a tail? You won’t believe it, but Barbary macaques are the only type of monkeys with no tail.

They are only found in Europe. Interesting, isn’t it? Read these fascinating fun facts about monkeys and get to know more about these fascinating animals.

Monkey Fun Facts

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Gelada monkeys are also known as bleeding-heart monkeys as they have a distinct red-colored chest patch that is almost heart-shaped.
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The Old World Monkeys are different from the New World monkeys in the manner that they have opposable thumbs. Also, they have downward-facing nostrils, which is not the case in new World monkeys.
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They are regarded as the world’s most prolific swimmers. Proboscis Monkeys do not have a long nose, but they are known for their webbed feet and hands.
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Gelada monkeys are only found in North-Central Ethiopia. They have canine teeth and fiery eyes that give than a fierce appearance.
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The New World Monkeys are different from the Old World monkeys in the manner that they have no opposable thumbs. Also, they have sideways facing nostrils which is not the case in Old World monkeys.
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Proboscis Monkeys are regarded as the world’s most prolific swimmers. They do not have a long nose but they are known for their webbed feet and hands.
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The Red Colobus monkeys usually survive on unripe fruits and young leaves. That exposes them to cyanide which is present in some leaves. To counter that, they eat charcoal.
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Barbary macaques are the only type of monkeys that have no tail. They are only monkeys found in Europe, and male monkeys help the females to raise the young.
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Found in West Africa, the Patlas monkeys are regarded as the world’s fastest primates. They can run at a fast speed of 55 kilometers per hour.
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The Spider monkey is considered the star acrobat among all monkeys as it can climb onto the tallest trees in the forest.

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